Eyoeal Kefyalew
ETHIOPIA
Hailing from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Eyoel is passionate about photography and graphics design. Though he enrolled at Addis Ababa University’s school of Architecture, his true calling was in photography and dropped out of college. From a very young age, Eyoel has been fascinated with graphics design and his passion for the art form generated a keen interest in photography.
Lingering II
Eyoel’s collection, “Lingering II,” explores the multiple layers found in his surroundings using light as a tool to identify the degree of visibility. Using shadows, he contrasts with saturated images creates flattened images that encourages the viewer to consider a confrontation between the comfortable and the familiar, with the dark and heavy elements of the environment. The swiftness of street photography allowed Eyoel to capture pronouncing gestures made by the intimacy of bodies interlocked in figurative conversations.

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.