Tewodros Girma
ETHIOPIA
The second-year computer science student and native of Addis Ababa first fell in love with photography when he was 18. He started off by taking pictures with his phone. Proving the age-old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, through photography, Tewodros found a platform to express his thoughts, without uttering a single word.
Street Vendors
Addis Ababa is home to some four million people, and it is safe to assume it is one of the largest urban centers in the continent. Tewodros’ collection takes a close look at the street vendors hustling the ins and outs of the city, providing an ecosystem of goods and services that are not always available through regular market structures.

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.