Five Ethiopian photographers exhibit in Venice

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Five Ethiopian female photographers are displaying their work reflecting on distance at an exhibit in Venice, Italy.
The show, “Tales-on Ethiopia,” runs through 15th 2016 to January 8th 2017, in the Scoletta Battioro, in the busy campo Santo exhibition.
The exhibition is the result of a project, launched with the aim of supporting and promoting the intellectual resources of coffee-producing areas. It was organized in partnership with award-winning photographer Aida Muluneh, founder and director of the Addis Foto Fest, the first international photography festival in Ethiopia, whose fourth edition being held in Addis Ababa from 15 to 20 December 2016.
The young photographers, Luna Solomon (23), Haymanot Honelgn (23), Hilina Mekonen (28), Netsanet Fekadu (28) and Maheder Haile Selassie (26) have been asked to contemplate the topic of “Distance” and “then each produce a structured project with 30 pictures that have been specifically selected to be shown in order in a video presentation,” according to organizers.
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(photo from Haymanot Honelgne’s Facebook page)
“There were both intimate and public depictions in the variety of outlooks put forth by the young talents. While they have strong local cultural roots, the projects also reveal that the idea that our ways of life differ enormously is largely built on insubstantial, preconceived foundations,” the curators wrote. “There were both intimate and public depictions in the variety of outlooks put forth by the young talents. While they have strong local cultural roots, the projects also reveal that the idea that our ways of life differ enormously is largely built on insubstantial, preconceived foundations,” according to the curators.
For more information about the exhibit, visit Tales-On Ethiopia.

Arefayné Fantahun
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