“ I FEEL LIKE, SHADOWS ARE SELF-REFLECTIONS, MIRROR-LIKE TO THEIR PEOPLE.“
My name is GEREMEW TIGABU, a passionate street photographer based in Addis. I believe that the streets of Addis hide many secrets waiting to be scavenged. This passion has led me to present what I love at the Addis Foto Fest 2016, become one of the winners at the 2017 “celebrate Africa photography competition”. My work was also published on the guardian.
To name quite a few, – Consistent ill-treatment of photography by security forces, – Government “reluctance” to support creatives – Understanding that being photographed in an open space is okay And so on…
BLACK AND WHITE
I chose black and white as a medium because I’m obsessed with old photographs. The black and white also helps clear the clutter and my photos send a clear message thanks to it. The interaction between humans and their shadows also fascinated me. I feel like, shadows are self-reflection, mirror-like to their people. They don’t lie, they magnify people. I believe they have truths to tell about the human soul. It’s interesting.