Djeneba Aduayom
FRANCE
Djeneba Aduayom is an emerging fine art photographer whose work is marked by a sense of movement, performance and personal interrogation. She came to photography after a successful dance career touring with singers like Tina Turner, Prince and Robbie Williams to name of few, and four years of interior design study in London. Her aesthetic is as much influenced by her multi-disciplinary training and extensive travel as it is by her multi-cultural heritage, which includes French, Italian and Togolese. A self-taught photographer, Aduayom’s is also known for her portraiture and editorial work, which has appeared in magazines like i-D and Vogue Italia online, Blanc and Vulkan. She is currently based in Los Angeles.
Capsulated
To be inside a bubble, the world is a bubble. I am encapsulated. Within my own self, connected and disconnected all at once. Express, repress. I am an Introvert in a world of extroverts. Movement of expression and self-reflection are the way forward. To touch someone’s heart is to touch the world one drop at a time so that the misconceptions melt away. See me for who I am, don’t judge me for what you see. I am inside a bubble. enCapsulated

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.