African photography: Addis Foto Fest 2014


This year, 90 photographers from 38 countries are taking part in the third Addis Foto Fest (AFF), curated by the photographer Aida Muluneh. Once again will be taking place in Addis Ababa from December 1-7, 2014.

The “AFF” was established in 2010 and organised by “Desta For Africa Creative Consulting PLC”. In its third edition, the AFF is the first international photography festival in East Africa andis recognised as one of the leading photography festivals in the continent.

Every day of the Addis Foto Fest offers multiple events, not only featured exhibitions, but also portfolio reviews, conferences, video projections and film screenings.

Hence, the main objective for the third edition of the Addis Foto Fest is to explore the notion of image through a global framework. At times, one thing that I have found to be limiting to the development of photography in Africa has been due to the fact that our vision has been set on producing content from and only for audiences within our borders or regions, while our aim should be towards exploring and promoting images from Africa to the global network. I have seen the tendency of becoming a big fish in a small pond and at times this can lead to meritocracy. Accordingly in the perspective of the Addis Foto Fest, our aim is always reflected in our passion to be curious and innovative. Aida Muluneh. Director/Founder AFF

“Visions of Africa” is an exhibition with more than 60 african photographers and more than 90 from 38 countries.

Jim Chuchu, a visual artist and filmmaker from Nairobi (Kenya)

I’m very happy to be closing out the year with a showing at the upcoming Addis Foto Fest 2014! A selection of images from the “Pagans” series will be exhibiting as part of “Visions of Africa” – which will feature photography, photo installations and video projections representing 16 countries from across Africa (including artists I really admire like Wangechi Mutu, Malick Sidibé, Andrew Tshabangu and Kudzanai Chiurai – such an honor!)

For more information: addisphotofest

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