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2 August 2017

Nader Adem, Discovery Award, Rencontres d’Arles 2016

ARTIST PRESENTED BY AIDA MULUNEH
LIFE AS A DISABLED PERSON

Life as a Disabled Person is a collection showcasing the challenges and determination of the disabled community in Addis Ababa. The black and white images tell the story of an overlooked segment of society striving to conquer their physical limitations and challenge the general perception of their abilities. These photographs offer an insight into the lives of Addis Ababa’s voiceless denizens against a backdrop of urban chaos.Aida Muluneh

The collection of photographs in Life as a Disabled Person presents the portraits and personal accounts of ten individuals living with different physical disabilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The works tackle each individual’s resilience, determination, hope and triumph over social and physical limitations.
The series’ poignant style reflects the challenges and perseverance of the disabled community in my country. By shedding light on an often overlooked social group, I also tell the story of individuals striving to challenge and surmount the general perception of their impaired abilities.Nader Adem

Prints by Processus, Paris.
Framing by Circad, Paris.
Exhibition venue: Grande Halle.