The Addis Foto Fest, founded in 2010, is the first and only international photography festival in East Africa. Held every two years in Addis Ababa, AFF hosts photography exhibitions, workshops, portfolio review, awards and conferences and has featured the works of photographers from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. A primary objective since the inception of the festival has been to promote cultural exchange through images: bringing the world to Africa and taking Africa to the world. In keeping with this, for the Sixth edition of AFF we are seeking submissions that offer insight and a unique perspective from photographers around the world. We look forward to your submissions to be able to share with our audience the spectrum of photography as a tool that educates, inspires, and promotes creativity.

To apply, please fill below form

The call is free. After the submission completed, you will receive a confirmation email.

Selected participants will be contacted by AFF Team with an acceptance letter. If you encounter any problems with the open call application please contact us


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The Addis Foto Fest (AFF) was established in 2010 by award-winning photographer and cultural entrepreneur, Aida Muluneh. The festival is organized by Desta for Africa Creative Consulting PLC. AFF is a biennial international photography festival held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has previously featured exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections and film screenings in many different renowned venues. It is also the first and only international photography festival in East Africa.