Jamel Shabazz, Back in the Days
Photo © Pierrot Men
we apologize for not being able to deliver informations such as pictures, videos and texts about all events, yet. So many great things happened during this first Addis Foto Fest and we don’t want to publish in a rush. But be sure, although the festival ended yesterday ( with a fun party at Laphto Complex by the way ), we keep working to supply you with all informations very soon.
Fabian / Addis Foto Fest
The aesthetic of today, December 8th, 2010 are Black & White prints, featuring the work of Dudley M. Brooks and Maurizio Frullani at the National Theatre Gallery. Dudley M. Brooks installation is called “We were going to see God”, which was on the main floor of the gallery. Upstairs the work of Maurizo Frullani was also displayed. Both photographers’ work complimented each other quite well, and was well received by the onlookers.
Curator Aida Muluneh, who had nothing but praises for the talent displayed on this day, conducted the formal introduction of the artists. To her left stood the modest Dudley M. Brooks, whose showcase of work of the Haitian Earthquake was breathtaking and Continue reading
What they say…with Yemane Gebremedihin and Ala Khiera.
Two more interviews from our first day of Addis Foto Fest 2010.
Interviews by Andy Williams
Yemane Gebremedehin is participant in the workshop “the sweet sound of quiet footsteps” with Akinbode Akinbiyi at the Addis Foto Fest 2010.
Ala Khiera is participant in the portfolio review at Addis Foto Fest 2010.
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, was the inauguration of Addis Ababa’s first photography festival. This memorable event took place at the Alliance Ethio-Francais Institution, which was the perfect setting in terms of ambiance, location, and its spacious grounds.
The genesis of the festival presented the enthusiastic onlookers with 2 special events for this beautiful evening.
At 7pm the Ethiopia/Interior Visions, and collective show opening ceremony and collective show began in full swing, with Denis-Charles Courdent as the Master of Ceremonies. As the crowd drew closer to Mr. Charles it was very hard to ignore the Curator/Director Aida Muluneh in here tangerine formal dress, looking exquisitely tasteful and Continue reading
Akinbode Akinbiyi, exhibiting Artist, workshop leader and portfolio reviewer at Addis Foto Fest 2010, in the interview during our first day of Addis Foto Fest. In between the portfolio reviews our interviewer Andy Williams had the opportunity to talk to him.
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and the first events on tuesday, Dec 07th
Photo © Shemelis Desta
.First day of portfolio review at Goethe-Institut (5 reviewers & 12 participants from various parts of Africa). 9am-4pm
.Opening ceremony & main collective show at Alliance « Ethiopia: Interior Visions ». 6 :30pm
.Body & Soul video projection by resident artist Yo-Yo Gonthier (France / Réunion) & guests with live jazz by Nubian Arc at Alliance Éthio-Française. 8pm
Article by Fabian
Our Graphics Manager Fabian took some pictures of billboards on Bole Road and the AFF-Trailer which is shown on the large screen at Meskel Square.
…3 DAYS to go till grand opening.