Africa Foto Fair is an online platform to connect Africa to the world and the world to Africa through images. Our goal is to build a global community that promotes exchange and supports the further development of photography from Africa.

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Aida Muluneh

Founder

My name is Aida Muluneh. When I started working as a photographer in Ethiopia, I rapidly realized that we didn’t have enough infrastructure and opportunities for young talents to emerge and grow. In 2010, I decided to create the Addis Foto Fest, a photography festival held in Addis Ababa to showcase talents from the continent and beyond, and to create a platform where artists, collectors, and professionals can meet.
After several successful editions, the global pandemic hit, and we felt the need to find other ways to reach out to more people, without borders. 
So, in 2022 we launched an even more ambitious project: the Africa Foto Fair. This virtual magazine serves as an online platform to connect Africa to the world and the world to Africa through images. It has a strong educational component to it, with the aim to empower young photographers with resources and opportunities so they can reach the international market. Our goal is to build a global community that promotes exchange and supports the further development of photography from Africa. This platform is also an online gallery where photography lovers can buy images, printed in Abidjan by Africa Print House, and delivered directly to their homes.

EDITION 1 CONTRIBUTORS

– Betelhem Hussien Adem 
– Sangare Ben Saïd 
– Aya Ange Muriel Benares Boni
– Rahwa Abdu Legesse
– Natalie Hopkinson, PHD
– Charles Ofikhenua 
– Astrid Koumé-de Bérail
– Cheick Aziz Pierre Doumbia
– Yann Akoun

Testimonials

This project is sponsored by The Open Society Foundations and Catchlight (as a fiscal sponsor)

Founded by George Soros in 1993, The Open Society Foundations is the world’s largest private grantmaking network. It offers financial support to civil society groups fighting for justice, education, and independent media around the world.

Catchlight is a visual-first media organization. It invests in the future of visual storytelling by supporting leaders focused on impact and collaboration through its CatchLight Fellowship

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2024 Open call

We are pleased to invite you to submit your work to Africa Foto Fair 2nd Edition. We welcome submissions from both emerging and established photographers.