Luna Solomon
ETHIOPIA
A proactive architecture graduate, Luna is passionate about the arts. She is interested in inspiring others through creativity and helping fellow human beings in general. She enjoys a wide range of activities including attending masses at church, reading, volunteering, vlogging (video blogging) and photography. Working as an architect, events planner and a graphics designer, she has developed a keen eye for visual storytelling. As a member of a community development group, Luna utilizes social media in showcasing her photos and hopes to make a positive impact, and inspire and encourage others. With an architect’s eye, Luna pays attention to detail that informs her photographic composition mindset. Her dream is to combine architecture and photography and create panoramic images. While she has strong interest in wide-angle pictures, Luna adores the experience of getting close and personal with her subjects and taking intimate pictures.
Guadamar
By pBy profiling the Gurage People, located in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region’s Gurage Zone, Luna photographs how the people prepare for and celebrate one of the community’s festive holiday: Mesqel, finding of the true cross. Luna’s collection features portraits of the local people in their traditional attire, the colorful ceremonies of the holiday and all the places she visited in the countryside. Her pictures depict the unique culinary, dressing, dancing culture and strong sense of community of the Gurage during Mesqel.rofiling the Gurage People, located in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region’s Gurage Zone, Luna photographs how the people prepare for and celebrate one of the community’s festive holiday: Mesqel, finding of the true cross. Luna’s collection features portraits of the local people in their traditional attire, the colorful ceremonies of the holiday and all the places she visited in the countryside. Her pictures depict the unique culinary, dressing, dancing culture and strong sense of community of the Gurage during Mesqel.

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.