Maheder Haileselassie Tadese is an independent photographer and aspiring writer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she was born and raised.
She works with outlets including AFP, Reuters, Getty Images and Mongabay to report on social, political and environmental issues, primarily in East Africa. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions around the world since 2016.
She is a contributor for the internationally-acclaimed group Instagram feed, @everydayafrica and has also been accepted to programs such as World Press Photo Masterclass East Africa 2018 and The New York Times Portfolio Review 2019.
Maheder is a member of associations such as Women Photograph, Authority Collective, and African Photojournalism Database.
Image copyright : Yero Adugna Eticha
As an Ethiopian photographer, I welcome the opportunity to document women's issues, showcase or celebrate communities that are finding paths to self sufficiency, explore urban challenges and potentials, human rights and environmental issues.
I'm available for both local and international travel assignments as well as potential employment opportunities.
Use the form to inquire about rates and availability, or just to say hi.
Home;Heimat;Baxxe. Museum Bautzen. Germany, 2020
Kigali Photo Festival. Rwanda, 2019
Jakarta International Photo Festival. Indonesia, 2019
Shoa: A Geographical Passion. Ethiopia, 2019
Black Magic Women. Italy, 2019
Image Festival Amman. Jordan, 2017
Stories. Egypt, 2017
Inspiring women, Goethe Institute. Ethiopia, 2017
In Quest for. Uganda, 2017
Intangible Cultural Heritages. UN ECA Hall. Ethiopia, 2016
Tales on Ethiopia. Italy, 2016
Addis Foto Fest. Ethiopia, 2016
Photojournalists in Conflict, World Press Freedom Day Celebration. Finland,2016
Baxxe ፤ Home - Present day and Archival Photographs from Gedeo, 21 November, 2019 - 31 January 2020, Goethe Institut Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Baxxe ፤ Home - Present day and Archival Photographs from Gedeo - Nov 2019
Against Gravity- On recent photography in Ethiopia - May 2018
DW Global Media Forum. Germany, 2019
Ray Festival. Germany,2018
World Press Photo. Amsterdam, Netherlands
These 14 women are shattering stereotypes of Africa one photo at a time - Matador Network
Conversation with Maheder Haileselassie - The Police Project
The Lit List: 30 Photographers to watch and hire - Authority Collective
Photographer captures the intensity and emotion of childbirth - Ethiopian Observer
Meet the Masterclass East Africa: Maheder Haileselassie - World Press Photo