ADDIS ABÄBA through the lens of Ethiopia’s young photographers

5th AddisAbaba Photo Festival 6-10 December 2018 http://www.addisfotofest.com (photo: SAMUEL-MENGESHA)   Established in 2010, Desta for Africa Creative Consulting (DFA) is a social enterprise providing services in the area of photography, curatorial services, event planning, public relations, media communication, graphic design, educational workshops and consulting in the creative industries. Located in Sidist kilo in the …

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The use of photography as primary source for the writing of urban History

While fiercely struggling for its independence during the second half of the 19th century, Ethiopia extended considerably its territory. A region of meadows and mountains, at the southern march, became the centre of the country in its new borders. There, in 1886, what was first founded as a garrison camp for its strategic position became …

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La photo comme source en histoire

La photo comme source en histoire: méthodologie   Les documents photographiques, pour aider l’historien dans sa recherche, doivent être entourés de précautions. Avant tout, il s’agit de rassembler autant d’informations que possible au sujet du document: informations intrinsèques et extrinsèques. Identification du photographes, les circonstances et le contexte de la prise de vue, le but …

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André Armandy : écrivain, voyageur et photographe

  André Armandy, de son vrai nom André-Albert Aguilard (1882-1958) était un écrivain de romans populaires très en vogue à la fin des années 1920. Il séjourna en Ethiopie de décembre 1929 à février 1930 et tira deux livres de ce voyage: La voix sans disque (roman, 1931) et La désagréable partie de campagne (récit de …

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Josef Steinlehner à Djibouti (1913)

Josef Steinlehner était avant tout un éditeur de cartes postales et, nous l'avons signalé (là), un pionnier des maxi-cartes. Au cours de ses voyages, il entretenait une correspondance avec des collectionneurs, laquelle nous offre des éléments chronologiques sur la vie du photographe-voyageur. Toutes ses cartes, expédiées en voyage, sont numérotées (coins supérieur gauche). La calligraphie …

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From photos to paintings: official portraits of Menilek, Taytu, Zäwditu & Täfäri

While exploring a stock of photographies by Josef Steinlehner, I found the pictures of four painted portraits of the sovereigns: Menilek, Taytu, Zäwditu and Täfäri, which might undoubtedly dated from the 1920s. I had in mind the pictures used as models for the paintings and, of course, tried to know more about those paintings. Let …

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Armenian photographer from Alexandria (1904) as knowledge transfers between the ottoman world and Ethiopia

(French text following) The military conquest of the Red Sea shores brought together Ethiopia and the Ottoman Empire since the 16th century. Furthermore, the ottoman control over Jerusalem and Egypt led the two countries to diplomatic relation. One reason was the Ethiopian monastery held at the Saint-Sepulchre (Jerusalem); another was that the Ethiopian Church depended …

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