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The 1st car in Ethiopia: Emperor Menelik II’s Phaeton, a gift from a German businessman, 1908 Advertisements

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Boghossian, the best of ethiopian contemporany painting

Alexander”Skunder”Boghossian (July 22, 1937 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – May 4, 2003 in Washington D.C.) is the best know African artist. Boghossian was born on July 22, 1937 in Addis Ababa, at the time the capital of the Italian colony Italian … Continue reading

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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.

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Smile…¡always!

The photographer Neville Hopwood has been again with me in Ethiopia this year. This is one picture of his wonderful work in Omo Valley. These children are Mursi. In Ethiopia, in general, and in Omo Valley, in particular, the colour green is a … Continue reading

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5 Ethiopian photographers

Ethiopia is a very popular place for photographers worldwide. As a guide, I have accompanied the work of some of them. However, the picture in Ethiopia also has its artists. In this post I approached five great Ethiopian photographers to convey … Continue reading

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Melkam Addis Amet¡ Happy ethiopian new year¡ 2007¡

“Enkutatash” is the word for the Ethiopian new year in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, as we call it “Ri’se Awde Amet” in Ge’ez, the term preferred by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. This occurs on 11 September in the … Continue reading

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Bodi tribe, when the big is beautiful

This june Bodi tribe, like every year, celebrates the new year: the Kael. This is really a magical and amazing experience in the South of Omo Valley. “Becoming a fat man is the dream of every Bodi kid”, says the … Continue reading

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