Photographing The Streets Of Addis

Ethiopian photographer Girma Berta takes us inside his ongoing Instagram project.

Photo: Girma Berta. Courtesy of the photographer.
Addis Ababa is a mosaic, says Girma Berta. Like a mosaic, the city is a distinct patchwork of rough moving parts that taken together create beautiful art.

“Most of the images that were created in the past tend to show a preconceived notion of the country. They’re either touristic or they’re about poverty. It’s a one-sided imagery” the Ethiopian photographer and creative director tells Okayafrica. With his ongoing Instagram series, Berta is documenting another side of his city, one iPhone-shot photo at a time.

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