Addis Ababa, a nation comprised of over 80 nationalities and 80 speaking languages, was the site for I AM: Ethiopia in October, 2010. In a country still rebuilding its identity after a tumultuous history, general support and funding for the arts is nearly non-existent. Read More >>>
due to a lacking cultural infrastructure. Yet the yellow meskel flowers were vivid and in full bloom, like the 5th grade and kindergarten girls of the Bethel Makene Yesus School and the year one children of the Melenik II Public School. Alongside Behailu Bezabih, one of Ethiopia’s most internationally renown contemporary artists, we ventured into two of the city’s most populated public school systems. We also had the opportunity to work with the students of the International Community School, where a class of 4th grade children from more than 20 different countries took part in the program.
Hands-on opportunities for children to explore identity through art and self-portrait photography