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Exhibition in Addis Ababa

Having an exhibition of my works on the new developments in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at Gobeze (2nd floor, Oromio Bank building, Bole Medhanealem) from Dec 20 to 29, 2018. The project is the main subject of my short-term residency for the South-South Media Lab program, organized by icebauhaus (Berlin), iceaddis (Addis), and Common Room (Bandung), and funded by BMZ. 

Here are the official poster and a statement of the project. 

More details soon. 

Red Lines and (Self-)Censorship: Journalism in Southeast Asia

On World Press Freedom Day, fellow journalists in Southeast Asia and I discussed challenges of working under red lines and self-censorship. With an amazing write-up from the editors of Singapore-based New Naratif. 

Read more here and remember to subscribe to New Naratif to support their good works:

A rural wedding

Un homme, une femme, attirés l’un vers l’autre,

Se lient par la luxure 

La communication qui les mêle tient 

A la nudité de leurs déchirures.

Les amours signifie qu’il ne se voient pas

L’un en l’autre leur être, mais leur blessure,

Et le besoin d’être perdu:

Il n’est pas de désir plus grand que celui

Du blessé pour une autre blessure

Georges Bataille, ”Le coupable


The photos were taken in a countryside wedding in Nghe An province, Vietnam, March 2018.

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