The "Ene Project" (Ene means "me" in Amharic language) was inspired by Give Photos, a volunteer project that provides Polaroid cameras for photographers who are interested in giving photos to subjects that may not otherwise have their portraits in print. You can read about my participation in Give Photos Project here.


I chose the term Ene for this project after hearing my subjects repeatedly say, "this is me" and "look at me" in excitement while taking a first look at their own portraits.


I have continued to give photos to the people I meet during my travels and capture their initial expressions upon receiving their portraits. I hope these portraits will make you smile too :) 


© Since 2016



Shire, Tigray Region, 2017

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Shire, Tigray Region, 2017

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Harar, Harari Region, 2017

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Harar, Harari Region, 2017

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Harar, Harari Region, 2017

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Shire, Tigray Region, 2017

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Axum, Tigray Region, 2017

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Dorze, SNNPR, 2016

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Menz, Amhara region, 2017

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Menz, Amhara region, 2017

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Menz, Amhara region, 2017

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