Sipho Nkosi
SOUTH AFRICA
I am a street photographer who has been documenting street life for over 3 years. I use photography to expose the essence of the human spirit, which is the ability to survive. As a photography artist, photography has allowed me to live in the moment. My images showcase the uniqueness in every person, from how one expresses themselves through fashion to everyday life of all human beings.
Iqhawe (Hero)
Heroes of the day, heroes of the night, heroes walking past me without capes, strength not visible, powers so gentle, and commitment to give of self so strong it overshadows all weaknesses. Stories of glory never told not looking for praise, steadfast with silent beauty. Heroes everywhere no longer just in black and white, heroes enlightening the world into colorfully displays of art, the essence of extraordinary will power to live. Out of the shadows they rise following the light. Find the hero in thee…

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.