Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa’s international photography festival kicks off today and takes place until December 8th 2012.
Curated by photographer Aida Muluneh, this second edition of Addis Foto Fest will bring together photographers from
Africa, USA and
Europe, in order to foster a dialogue through various events and workshops. With the participation of representatives from the global photography market, the activities of the festival will be an opportunity to expose the participants to the various ways in which images of Africa are produced, negotiated, and marketed.
Multiple events will take place daily, including exhibitions, portfolio reviews, workshops, panel discussions and film screenings, which will offer Addis Ababa a unique opportunity to engage with international photographers and curators.
Nine exhibitions will open during the week with the inaugural exhibition, Addis Transformation, opening on Monday, December 3rd at 5:30 pm at the historic Taitu Hotel. The show will be a visual dedication to the 125th anniversary of
the city of Addis Ababa.
It will bring together various photographers who have documented one of the fastest growing metropolises in Africa.
The festival includes a closed portfolio review, which will bring together emerging photographers from Ethiopia, whose work will be reviewed by established photographers such as Akinbode Akinbiyi (Nigeria) and John Fleetwood (South Africa). There will also be two talks on the photography market, which will offer various perspectives in the shifting dynamics of photography in Africa and will offer an opportunity to engage with leading curators including Elvira Dyangani Ose (Equitorial Guinea) and Michket Krifa (Tunisia).
For detailed information on the program, participants, schedule and location of events, please go to www.addisfotofest.com or call 0933 52 71 34.
You can also find us on facebook (www.facebook.com/addisfotofest) and twitter @addisfotofest.
(Abridged from event press release)