Edition 2016

Artist presented by Aida Muluneh

Nader Adem

Life as a disabled person

Closed on 25 September 2016
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.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture