Amanuel Sileshi


Amanuel Sileshi is photojournalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, documenting the change and effect caused by humanity regarding conflicts, wars and political reforms.

In 2016, Sileshi started experimenting with the medium of photography by taking pictures of his community. Since then, he decided to become a full time photographer and began freelancing for NGOs and music concerts. In 2020, he started working for Agence France-Presse as a stringer.

Sileshi is a member of the African Photojournalism Database, a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists established by the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa.

He participated in the 2021 edition of the Canon Student Development Programme, a bespoke education programme dedicated solely to students with a clear commitment to photography, with a focus on visual storytelling.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner

See Amanuel Sileshi's ‘Accelerating Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine in Ethiopia’ as part of Four to Follow #16: Photo Stories by African Photojournalists on Witness, World Press Photo's online magazine.

Amanuel Sileshi on Social Media: 
Instagram: @amanuel_sileshi
Twitter: @amanuel4sileshi

Amanuel Sileshi

Portrait credit: Abel Gashaw