Monday, August 20, 2018

Aida Muluneh: Changing the narrative on Ethiopia, one photo at a time

By Meron Moges-Gerbi, CNN
"The Morning Bride" by Aida Muluneh
When you look at Aida Muluneh's work, it's clear where her passion lies: Ethiopia. The photographer has been telling the story of Ethiopia long before it started trending this year. The country has undergone tremendous change in 2018, most of which stems from the election of its new 41-year-old Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, one of the most progressive leaders in the country's history. Muluneh's work has garnered international attention and her photographs have been displayed at MoMA, at Toronto's Aga Khan Museum and at the largest European photography festival in Baden, Austria. Muluneh was born in Ethiopia, a child of the diaspora. Her education brought her to the United States, where she graduated from Howard University, in Washington DC. [More]

  • "The Being" exhibition is currently on at MoMA through Aug. 19, 2018. 
  • The largest European photography festival is currently on display in Baden, Austria through September 2018. 
  • Toronto's Aga Khan Aga Khan Museum will feature Muluneh's work until early September 2018.
  • Aida Muluneh in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: AFP/AFP/AFP/Getty Images