New York (TADIAS) – A photo exhibition kicked-off in Addis Ababa this weekend celebrating a year of historic reforms under the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who was inaugurated into office one year ago on April 2nd.
The photography show features hundreds of images by various artists encapsulating the changes that took place in the past twelve months.
The Office of the Prime Minister announced on Twitter that the exhibition was officially opened on Sunday, March 31st by the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Hirut Kassaw, at the Millenium hall in Addis Ababa.
The PM’s office said that the photo exhibition titled ‘April to April’ also includes “a visual art tree installation designed by art curator Edom Belete. The tree art is inspired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s inaugural speech and depicts Ethiopianess.”
A panel discussion also took place during the opening with photographer Aida Muluneh, Bekele Mekonnen, Associate Process of Fine Arts at AAU and Agenehu Adane, Director of Alle School of Fine Arts. The exhibit announcement noted that “the panelists reflected on the role of photography in documenting history and in bringing leaders closer to the public.”