The director of the third Addis photo festival announced at the beginning of this year that the focus on the festival would be on image through a global framework.
The idea is to attract new audiences from outside Africa and to stimulate African photographers to look beyond the continent. 15 African countries are participating and there are also entrants from the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
There are special sections covering Nile photography (River Tales), migration, Uganda, contemporary photography and the experiences of a group of children who have lived through the distress and tragedies of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ethiopia, inspired by photographer Eric Gottesman (Sudden Flowers collective).
Photos are showing at the Sheraton, the Alliance Ethio-Française, the Goethe Institut, the Ale School of Fine Art and Design and the Galani Art Care.