New York, NY, USA
Mekdela Maskal has a BS in Media Communications and Culture from NYU, and has analyzed research data, designed technologies and implemented communications strategies for e-commerce brands since graduating in 2013. She was recently recognized as a rising star in photography by Adobe, honored for writing and photography practice that subverts the western normative lens. Her family’s immigration from Ethiopia to the United States and their passion for health and science is core to her interest in sustainability and peace journalism. She is currently a masters candidate in social journalism at Newmark J School at CUNY.
2018 - Adobe Rising Star of Photography for Good, 2013 - Design Patent by eBay
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Dala dala ride, Tanzania 2018
Sitting in the back of a dala dala looking out the sliding door, watching as people get persuaded into this car instead of the many parked to our right. Dala dala's don't really leave unless they're full. We wait, everyone is unbothered. Especially the women, who's strength and patience overwhelmed my entire month long stay.