Girma Berta is a self-taught photographer from Ethiopia who captures daily life in his city Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Berta utilizes street photography combining it with fine art and graphic art.
Berta’s Moving Shadows series I and II, solitary figures are juxtaposed against vibrant backgrounds, creating truly unique artworks which exemplify the contrasting colours and personalities on the streets of his home town. Berta’s use of digital media, to produce and present his artworks, is in itself a commentary on the digital revolution underway across Africa. He represents the vibrancy of the millennial African. Berta describes the motivation behind his work as a wish to capture “the beautiful, the ugly and all that is in between”. His images delve deep into the soul of the city, offering his remarkable interpretation. – Addis Fine Art
Moving Shadows II, II. 2017. Hi I'm in New York attending the 5th annual New York Times portfolio review this weekend. Next week my works will be in two exhibitions in the city!! @addisfineart will be at Salon Zürcher mini art fair showing Moving Shadows Series I, on Bleecker Street, 2-7 May! And my new collection, Moving Shadows Series II, will be launched at @redhooklabs and @nataalmedia's New African Photography II Group Exhibition during @154artfair in New York 4-14 May. So excited to see all my New York friends at these exhibitions!! #MovingShadows #StreetsofAddis #AddisFineArt @flyethiopian_