Mateo Caballero
BOLIVIA
A photographer and a musician, Mateo Caballero was born and lives in La Paz, Bolivia. He studied photography in Madrid, Spain. He currently works as a freelance photographer, for media and institutions in Bolivia and abroad. He has displayed his photographic work in several collective shows, in Madrid, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Beijing , New York and La Paz. Some of his photographs were included in the catalogue Fotografia Boliviana, which was edited in 2012, and shows the work of the most important Bolivian photographers nowadays.
I Am the Street
Here is where I find my own silence. I am the street; I belong to it. A photographic essay about loneliness, aging, and human connection – or its absence. About finding inner peace amidst the clash of words and glances that take place in a city. A poetic reflection about one´s personal spaces, filled with memories and yearning. Developed in 2017 after a severe injury that kept me confined in my apartment for several weeks.

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.