Photography, Architecture and Archive

Image by Jami Hassen

Image by Jami Hassen

The Photography, Architecture and Archive Project was a weeklong photography workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Initiated and run by the Centre for Photography in Ethiopia, the project run from 29 May - 6 June 2017 at the EiABC (Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development). 11 architecture and photography students attended the workshop led by John Fleetwood, director of Photo:, Johannesburg and supported by Maheder Haileselassie, director of CPE. 

The workshop took family photo albums as an inspiration to the archive to start to think about the traces of the city in our histories, present and futures lives. The project aimed to encourage discussion and awareness of photography in contemporary Addis.

Image by Kaleab Zewde

Image by Kaleab Zewde

Poster prints, as an outcome of the workshop, were installed at the EiABC, the Goethe-Institut Addis and the National Theatre.


Addis Aemero

Nolawi Taddesse

Ghedion Behonegne

Kaleab Zewdie

Hana Berhanu

Samson Sileshi

Yosef Alemayehu

Diana Tekleab

Jami Hassen

Adiamseged Negussie

Ezra Damie

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Mikhael Tsegaye and Katrin Peters-Klaphake joined for a final critique session.

Image by Kaleab Zewde

Image by Jami Hassen

About the Centre for Photography in Ethiopia (CPE)

The Centre for Photography in Ethiopia is an organisation that provides a learning and discussion platform for Ethiopian photographers through various workshops, training programmes, screening programmes and exhibitions. It is funded by the European Commission through the Goethe-Institut, as part of the Creative Futures programme.

Maheder Haileselassie is the director of CPE.


About Creative Futures

“Creative Futures”, a two year programme to support the creative industries in Ethiopia, jointly organized by British Council, Goethe-Institut and iceaddis, funded by the European Commission.


Posted 05 Jul 2017