ADDIS + HARAR
Abinet Teshome believes that everyone and all societies have stories to tell. In his home country, there are many stories to be discovered. There are virtues that need to be exalted, heroes that need to be glorified, and truths that need to be seen. He believes photography is the best medium to share these stories. 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.
Abinet Teshome is a self-taught African photographer living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He discovered the genre of street photography on Instagram and has been posting there ever since. Besides photography, his great passion is traveling and so he loves to combine the two together.
His major influences include Bruce Gilden, Garry Winogrand, Vivian Maier, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Fan Ho and Steve Mccurry who have helped form his vision.
He studied Cinema and Cinematography. He currently works as a freelance photographer and cinematographer.