African Photojournalism Database
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Maheder, 26, is a freelance photographer based in Addisababa, Ethiopia. A self taught photographer at the beginning, she has taken numerous training and workshops that involved different renowned photographers and curators around the world.
People and changes being a main inspiration to most of her documentary work, Maheder mainly focuses on telling stories, documenting changes and giving voices to what she considers to be voiceless in her community.
In April 2015, she was among the top 10 honorable mention of women Professional artists after participating in the art competition announced by the USA embassy in Addis Ababa.
Additionally, her works has been featured in various exhibitions and magazine.
On May 1st this year, Maheder exhibited her works in Finland, Helsinki as part of the World Press Freedom Day Celebrations that took place under a title of “Photojournalists in Conflict”. And In August, she was part of "In Quest For", an exhibition held at Goethe Addis Ababa.
She is currently working on different projects involving both documentary & contemporary Photography works and in addition to Photography, Maheder is also interested in travel writing and documentary filming.
Maheder also participated in the first Masterclass East Africa held in Nairobi, Kenya.
She is expected to present her works at the 4th edition of Addis Foto Fest which will take place in December in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and at the same time in Venus, Italy.
- Still life
- Video capture
Women secure places during the day to spend the night at the night Christmas service in Lalibela, Ethiopia. January, 2016