Gold 2012 Portraiture / Culture

The Market Workers (ethiopia)

  • Company
    Kabana Studio
  • Photographer
    Joni Kabana
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These images were taken at a makeshift studio setting in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

I have been photographing the forgotten souls ever since I was eight years old. I love nothing more than to find someone who, on the outside, presents a set of perceived values, yet when one takes time to talk with them, it is found that their lives are far different than what was previously judged. I am now a commercial photographer, yet I try to instill that same surprising element when I create images: move the curtain away, and see what is behind it.