Against Gravity


Eight young photographers gathered their pieces at the Goethe-Institute Addis Ababa completing their six month mentorship program by established artist Michael Tsegaye. Focusing on the Identity, change and personal elements the emerging photographers produced a lot of creative work during thie program.
“The mentorship inspired me to do more,” said Michael. “Watching them supporting each other and ending up being friends surprised me.”
The Institute which received 30 applicants for the program picked  12 young artists to attend the mentorship but four dropped out. The eight emerging photographers, Abdi Bekele, Addis Aemero, Bemnet Fekadu, Brook Getachew, Firehiwot Gebrealu, Meseret Argaw, Obsa Zerihun, and Solomon Nigus, all completed the project and have new material to work with.
Trainees wen’t through  group and individual education on practical and theoretical processes.
CPE is a program for training, discussion, collaboration and conversation for emerging Ethiopian photographers that was recently founded by Maheder Haileselassie, a photographer. The program is jointly organized by the British Council, Goethe-Institute and Ice Addis, funded by the European Commission.
Organized by Center for Photography in Ethiopia (CPE) the mentorship program was launched on September 25 and will continue for one more month.