Tatenda Chidora
Tatenda is a Zimbabwean contemporary photographer inspired by the traces of imagery that surrounds us every day, of the beautiful images stored in our brains. His one challenge is bringing them to life and making them immortal. The love for photography was installed in him at an early age through magazines and other mediums of art. He had the desire to create was but never had a sense of direction as to how he could execute it. As he says now “Through painting with light I am able to tell my story. Every day, I seeks after beauty, but it’s not so far-fetched because it surrounds me.” Faces, people, culture, lines, nature and structure inspire him. As light falls on objects, he is drawn to focus and create. This allows him to not to search too far to find his sources of inspiration.
Having a different perception of our everyday abnormalities. Capturing beauty in the uncommon growth on human being but allowing the subject to embrace themselves in beauty.

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.