Giles Clarke
UNITED KINGDOM
Giles Clarke is a photojournalist with Getty Images Reportage based in New York City. Giles started his career as a 16mm camera assistant in a daily news production company in Berlin in the mid 1980’s. He then trained and worked as a professional black and white photographic printer in London and New York City during the 1990’s. He spent over 12 years in the darkroom printing for fashion and advertising clients -including the late Richard Avedon in 1995-96. After a stint in Los Angeles working for UK’s Channel 4 and on web-based content for commercial clients, Giles returned to New York in 2008 to pursue still photography. Now focusing almost entirely on humanitarian and conflict issues, Giles’s work has been featured recently by The United Nations (OCHA), American Photography 31 and 32, Amnesty International, CNN, The Guardian, Global Witness, The New Yorker, The New York Times, National Press Photographers Association, Paris Match, PDN, POYi, TIME, Visa Pour l’Image-Perpignan, and The Washington Post amongst others. He is the Lucie Foundation’s Deeper Perspective Award Photographer of the Year (2017).
Yemen
Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, has been crippled by a war between forces loyal to the internationally recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement. More than 10,000 people have been killed and over 50,000 injured since March 2015, many of them in air strikes by a Saudi-led multinational coalition that backs the former president.

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.