Abel Gashaw
An Addis Ababa native and a computer science graduate, Abel grew an intense interest in photography at the tender age of 15. He started capturing the motions and objects in his everyday life with a regular camera. When he turned 18, Abel went on travelling expeditions to some of Ethiopia’s most iconic historical sites taking his camera along which enabled him to capture Ethiopia’s magnificent, unique and original images through his lens.

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.