About

Mulugeta Ayene

Ethiopia

Mulugeta Ayene is an Ethiopian photojournalist and fine art photographer living in Addis Ababa. 
 
While his work covers a wide range of subjects, recurrent themes in Mulugeta’s work are social transformations and their effects on identity and social relations.
 
Mulugeta is a photographer for the Associated Press (AP) and works on regular assignments for prominent international organizations such as UNICEF the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to mention a few. 
 
His 2018 photography series ‘Ethiopian Spring’ was exhibited at the 2019-2020 Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition in Oslo, Norway. 
 
Mulugeta’s photos have won him awards such as first prize in the ‘Excellence in Journalism’ competition organized by the Foreign Correspondents Association of Ethiopia (FCAE) in 2011 and 2012, and the first prize in the India-Africa Photo Contest in 2012. 
 
World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2020 Photo Contest
 
Mulugeta Ayene on Social Media:
Instagram: @mulugetaayene
Twitter: @mulugetaayene

Mulugeta Ayene

Image credit: Mikiyas Melesse