Jami Hassen
ETHIOPIA
Born in Harar and raised in Addis Ababa, the 23 years-old, self-taught photographer is a fifth-year architecture student. Jami picked up photography at a very early age when he was in grade 10. He was always fascinated with looking at things from different perspectives and wondered how they turned out the way they did. Though he started out using a small camera on his phone, Jami now shoots street life, nature and social gatherings with his more advanced gear. By showcasing several of his work through social media, he is striving to change the value of photography in Ethiopia and the world at large.
Glimpse of the highlands
These are activities by the people of the Highland, the true authentic essence of their rural life, culture ,and soul.

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.