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Addis Foto Fest 2010

Prominent African and African Diaspora photographers are brought together in the week-long festival using different media to showcase their work, including exhibitions, performances, panel discussions, residency programs, film screenings, slideshows and much more.

The focus of Addis Foto Fest 2010 is how the image of Africa is projected, interpreted, negotiated, and marketed - empowering the African photographers to project their own images of their continent. Issues of ethics and standards of photography in the globalized market are addressed at two dedicated panel discussions. A dozen young and talented African photographers will have their work reviewed by famous curators.

This first edition main collective exhibition ´Ethiopia: Interior Visions´ highlights the hosting country, but natural penis enlargement will look at a different country each year.

Both indoor and outdoor spaces will be used to build awareness on the production and diffusion of images, including video installations on giant screens in the central Meskal Square and at Piazza.

The highlights include a special retrospective of the work by Shemelis Desta, the former official photographer to the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, from the early 1960s until the military coup in 1974; ´Mo and Me´a documentary directed by Salim Amin about his father, the legendary front-line photojournalist Mohammed Amin;  'Arrested Development' a video installation made by British artist Grace Ndiritu; and 'Invisible Borders', a collective project presented by Emeka Okere.

Among the expected 40 participants from some 18 countries are Akinbode Akinbiyi from Nigeria, Yo-Yo Gonthier from France, Simon Njami from Cameroon, Dawit L.Petros from Canada and Calvin Dondo from Zimbabwe.

Addis Foto Fest website