This blog, coordinated by Serge DEWEL (PhD Modern History of Ethiopia), is dedicated to the photography of early times in Ethiopia and in the Horn of Africa. It specially focuses to the pre-WW II period.

We wish to highlight the work of the main photographers who were active in the Horn between 1870s and 1936 (Italian invasion of Addis Abba).

In our point of view, pictures are considered as historical witnesses and sources before their aesthetic value. Photos are a primary material for documenting the History of the Horn of Africa.

Comments are welcome, as well as your own posts, for publication in this blog.


Arrivée de la croisière Renault, Fonds Pasteau, coll. ARESAE