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Addis Foto Fest 2010
First Edition

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The first edition of ADDIS FOTO FEST will bring together African and
African Diaspora photographers, 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 the image of Africa is projected, interpreted,
negotiated, and marketed.

OPENING : Tuesday, Dec 7
– 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.
– Video projection by resident artist Yo-Yo Gonthier (France /
Réunion) & guests with live jazz by Nubian Arc at Alliance. 8pm.

DAY 2 : Wednesday, Dec 8
– Second day of Portfolio review. 9am-4pm.
– Opening of solo show « We were going to see God » on Haiti earthquake aftermath by Dudley M. Brooks (USA) at National Theatre gallery. 5pm.
– Opening of solo show by Maurizio Frullani (Italy) at National Theatre Gallery. 5pm. – Opening of « Between Heaven & Earth » show by Nick Danziger
(UK) at National museum 7pm.

DAY 3 : Thursday, Dec 9
– Third & last day of Portfolio review. 9am-4pm.
– Opening of DFA student show « Watching you / watching me » at
Goethe-Institut. 5pm.
– Opening of show by resident artist Akinbode Akinbiyi (Nigeria) & guests at GebreKristos Desta museum. 5pm.

DAY 4 : Friday, Dec 10
– Presentation of « Invisible borders » project by Emeka Okereke (Nigeria) at British Council. 10am-11am.
– Opening of collective outdoor show « My home is here » (Nigeria) at British Council 11am.
– First panel discussion on ethics in photography at Addis Ababa
University. 2pm-5pm.
– Screening of « Mo & me » documentary by Salim Amin (Kenya) at IES, Addis Ababa University. 6pm.


DAY 5 : Saturday, Dec 11
– Opening of « Mémoire » solo show by Sammy Baloji (DRC) at the School of Fine Arts & Design (AAU). 10 am.
– Second panel discussion on standards in photography at Addis
Ababa University. 2pm-5pm.
– Opening of « Chrome » show by resident artist Dawit Petros
(Canada) & guests at Laphto complex. 6pm.
– Opening of solo show on hiphop fashion in the 80’s by Jamel
Shabazz (USA) + Slideshow « On the roof » (France) + slideshow « The Brooklyn photo salon + Arrested development by Grace Ndiritu at Laphto
Complex. 9pm.
– Eighties party at Matrix Club/Laphto Complex. 9pm.

CLOSING: Sunday, Dec 12
– Opening of Pierrot Men (Madagascar) solo show at Talisman gallery & closing cocktail. 4pm.

Participants
– Simon Njami, Cameroon/France, Curator, portfolio reviewer &
panel leader
– Mark Sealy, U.K., Curator & Director of Autograph agency,
portfolio reviewer & panel leader
– Chris Dercon, Belgium, Curator & Director of TATE Modern,
portfolio reviewer
– Bisi de Silva, Nigeria, Curator & art criticist, portfolio reviewer
– Akinbode Akinbiyi, Nigeria, Photographer, portfolio reviewer &
artist in residency
– Yoyo Gonthier, La Réunion/France, Video artist in residency
– Dawit L. Petros, Eritrea/Canada, Photographer in residency :
« Chrome » project
– Grace Ndiritu, UK/Ghana, Multimedia artist, video
screening on outdoor public screens
– Shimeles Desta, Ethiopia, Photographer, main collective exhibition on Ethiopia : « Ethiopia / Interior Visions »
– Antonio Fiorente, Ethiopia/Italy, Photographer, main collective
exhibition on Ethiopia : « Ethiopia / Interior Visions »
– Michael Tsegaye, Ethiopia, Photographer, main collective
exhibition on Ethiopia : « Ethiopia / Interior Visions » & portfolio
review participant
– Chester Higgins Jr., USA, Photographer, main collective exhibition on Ethiopia : « Ethiopia / Interior Visions »
– Jean-Baptiste Eczet, France, Photographer, main collective
exhibition on Ethiopia : « Ethiopia / Interior Visions »
– Zacharias Abubeker, Ethiopia/USA, Photographer, main
collective exhibition on Ethiopia : « Ethiopia / Interior Visions »
– Rosa Verhoeve, Netherlands, Photographer, main collective
exhibition on Ethiopia : « Ethiopia / Interior Visions »
– Dan Seltzer, Israel, Photographer, main collective exhibition on Ethiopia : « Ethiopia / Interior Visions »
– Nick Danziger, UK, Photographer, solo exhibition : « Between Heaven & Earth »
– Dudley M. Brooks, USA, Photographer, solo exhibition on Haiti earthquake aftermath
– Calvin Dondo, Zimbabwe, Curator & Photographer, collective
exhibition on African women produced in Zimbabwe, and portfolio review participant
– Salim Amin, Kenya, Photographer & publisher, screening of documentary on his father Mohammed Amin : « Mo & me »
– Maurizio Frullani, Italy, Photographer, solo exhibition
– Emeka Okereke, Nigeria, Photographer, presentation of collective project : « Invisible borders »
– Jamel Shabazz, USA, Photographer, solo exhibition on hip hop fashion in the 80’s
– Pierrot Men, Madagascar, Photographer, solo exhibition
– Sammy Baloji, DRC, Photographer, solo exhibition : « Mémoire » & portfolio review participant
– Ala Khier, Soudan, Photographer, portfolio review participant.


Addis Foto Fest Team:
– Aida Muluneh, Director & Curator
– Thomas Tschiggfrey, Production manager
– Fitsame Teferra, Mignote Makonnen & Luisa Kroessin, Production assistants
– Mohamed Kassa, Anne-Caroline Paris & Heruy Arefeaine,
Communication team
– Desta Mahdere & Yared Tesfaye, Graphic designers
– Assefa Gebrekidan, Exhibition & framing coordinator.