This series, Reframing Neglect, highlights the dire need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) through a collaborative body of work with photographers from seven African countries and curated Aïda Muluneh – an Ethiopian photographer, contemporary artist, and activist – who has captured the international art world through visual storytelling that intersects with, and elevates advocacy. The series will be touring in various locations starting in the Fall of 2022.
Below are the exhibitions where you can view Aida’s and the other six photographer’s works. Stay tuned, as new exhibitions arise!
- Abu Dhabi Art Fair – Spring 2023
The Blind Gaze – 2021 Aïda Muluneh, The Crimson Echo
Abu Dhabi Art
Reframing Neglect, highlights the dire need to end NTDs through a collaborative body of work with seven photographers from across Africa.
Through fine art and documentary photography, their work emphasizes the central message that people afflicted by NTDs have too long been ignored by local and international systems.
In her series, Living with LF, Sarah Waiswa, a Ugandan-born, Kenya-based photographer follows Eunice Atieno, a 48 year-old single mother, who has been living with LF since 2011. Not knowing the cause of the swelling, Eunice went from hospital to hospital trying to get a diagnosis, but failed to get an answer. At one point doctors claimed it was cancer and she even went ahead with chemotherapy, but her leg continued to swell. In 2019, she was correctly diagnosed with LF following a mass drug administration exercise that took place in her neighborhood.
Eunice plays with her grandson and a neighbor’s child in the kitchen of her home – Sarah Wasiwa, Living with LF
World NTD Day 2023 United Nations Headquarters
The exhibit, complimented with a cocktail reception and brief remarks, co-hosted by the WHO, Reaching the Last Mile, the END Fund, as well as strategic voices including the UAE, and countries depicted throughout the collection, including Senegal and Mali – countries that are on the cusp of eliminating river blindness.
This invite-only reception will highlight the importance of collaborative philanthropy and multi-sectoral approaches to achieve the ambition of the WHO’s 2030 Roadmap for the Elimination of NTDs.
A dead black fly responsible for river blindness – Omoregie Osakpolor, NTDs in Nigeria
4 days of conversations on PHOTOGRAPHY IN ALL ITS FORMS.
In line with its mission to connect different cultures and amplify a diverse range of voices, PhotoVogue is partnering with renowned Ethiopian photographer and cultural entrepreneur Aïda Muluneh, to present her collection The Crimson Echo.
The talks will explore current issues such as DIVERSITY and INCLUSIVITY not only in terms of the subject of the stories we tell but also in terms of who is telling those stories, DISABILITY, LGBTQIA+!, the INFLUENCE OF INSTAGRAM in photography, the DREAM in fashion photography, VISUAL LITERACY and much more. The protagonists of the talks will be artists and experts of international renown change-makers.