Abinet Teshome

Addis + Harar. This collection is a series of photos from the streets of Addis Ababa and Harar. The photos are about candid street activities in both cities. And five of the photos are double exposures. I tried to find some similar photos that are related to the scenes in both cities and merged them together.

Photographer: Abinet Teshome

Country: Ethiopia

Bio: My name is Abinet Teshome. I am a self-taught African photographer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I enjoy shooting people. I discovered the genre of street photography on Instagram and have been posting there ever since. Apart from photography, my major passion is travel and so I love to combine the two things.
I believe everyone and every society has stories to be told. Where I come from, there are plenty of stories to be told. There are virtues that need to be magnified, heroes that ought to be glorified, and truths that should be seen. I believe photography is the best medium to share such stories.
My major influences include Bruce Gilden, Garry Winogrand, Vivian Maier, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Fan Ho and Steve Mccurry who have helped in shaping my view of the wonderful world of Street photography.
I studied Film and Cinematography, Currently, I’m working as a freelance photographer and cinematographer.