Uli Kaufmann
GERMANY
Born May 20, 1984 Uli Kaufmann was working as a nurse in the mental hospital for 7 years before he moved to London in 2015 and began taking pictures of street and everyday life. During this year he learned the basics of photography as well as start photographing interiors for different property agencies. Upon returning to Germany he applied to Ostkreuzschule for Photography in Berlin and will finished his degree in documentary photography in October 2018. His work has been shown across Germany in group exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg, Pforzheim and Weimar as well as Goethe Institute London and 212 Photography Festival Istanbul. He lives and works as freelance photographer in Berlin. His work focuses on visual storytelling, the human condition and social documentation.
Sorry for the Delay
Brexit is a subject that in the last year has dominated like no other and divided the people of Great Britain. From a German perspective, the personal thoughts are certainly very hard to comprehend and even harder to empathize with. I wanted to use this situation to examine the issue of British national identity from an external perspective and to present it photographically. My series deals with daily life with its many facets and contrasts. It shows the diversity of the general public as well as the controversies, and tries to understand that, in spite of the political changes, daily life has the nerve to simply carry on. It is a reflection of the here and now in a country with an unsettled and uncertain future and, well away from the European self-perception, leaves unanswered the question of how sensible this step appears.

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.