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Addis Foto Fest 2014 Announced

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The third edition of the Addis Foto Fest (AFF) will take place from Dec 1 – Dec 7, 2014. Established in 2010, the Addis Foto Fest biannual is a photography festival directed by award winning photographer, curator and film director. Aida Muluneh. Produced by Desta for Africa (DFA), the weeklong international festival features exhibitions, portfolio review, conferences, projections and film screenings.

Ethiopia.  According to Aida Muluneh the main objective for the third edition of the Addis Foto Fest is to explore the notion of image through a global framework. In her statement announcing the third edition she states:

“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 boarders 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.”

The exhibitions and events again will be spread throughout the most interesting locations of the Ethiopian capital, letting Addis Ababa for one week shine in the light of contemporary photography.

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Editors remark: It is my pleasure to mention that it is due to a joined effort of Aida Muluneh and two journalists from Berlin, that Addis Ababa entered for the first time the New York Times list of the 52 Places to Go in 2014, and on top, on place 13 of 52 places worldwide! Addis Ababa is introduced there as “An ambitious art scene heads toward the international stage.”. Best regards, Beate Wedekind, editor-in-chief TheNewAfrica, Journal of Change

To get an idea about the strength and the quality of the Addis Foto Fest you can download the catalogue of the 2012 edition on their new website.  Get your update on their Facebook page and on their new Tumblr Blog. You can also follow them on Twitter @addisfotofest