Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Born and raised in Ethiopia, Hilina Abebe is a self-taught documentary photographer who was influenced by her father’s black and white family photographs he made in the 60’s and 70’s. Her work focuses on long-form documentary and portraiture; exploring social issues in the community she lives in. She combines her background in Journalism and Social Work to explore issues in her story telling.
Her first personal project about a young single mother working as a shoe shiner was published on CNN in 2016. Some of her works have also been recently published on the inaugural issue of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.
Hilina is an Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX Alum. In 2016, she participated in the New York Times Portfolio Review and the World Press Photo East Africa Masterclass. She is also a nominee for the 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass.
She lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she wishes to continue documenting.
2016 - Eddie Adams Workshop Nikon Award
- Still life