Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
My name is Girmay Tilahun. I was born in 29 may 1984 in Ethiopia. I am currently working as a full time photographer for the last 5 years for local and international NGOs. When I was in high school, I have been participating in photography and videography club. You know when I was in high school I want to be a journalist that is why I come to the member of this school club. So six years before I choose to be a photographer and I start working in a privet photo studio as a photographer. Then I try to educate my self and try to explore the photography world through the internet. I read books on photography and watch so many video tutors. I try to see many works of different photographer as much as I can. i am not that much professional but I am on the way to be a professional photographer.
I spent almost four years in different local photo studio as a wedding, portrait, and fashion photographers. But this does not make me satisfied. I want to go out and shoot, I want to see the beauty of my country, I want to see hidden life of the people of Ethiopia, I want to capture the story behind different faces, I want to document the daily life of the society, I want to see Ethiopia with eyes of my camera and document it. I spent the last three years working for local different NGOs and for some promotional magazines as a freelance photographers. Sooms foods, Gion Advertising and promotion, Amazing Africa tour and travel, KINDERNOTHILFE(KNH) Germany Based NGO are some of my clients I have been working with.