Born and raised in Ethiopia, Hilina Abebe is a self-taught documentary photographer who was influenced by her father’s black and white family photographs he made in the 60’s and 70’s. Her work focuses on long-form documentary and portraiture; exploring social issues in the community she lives in. She combines her background in Journalism and Social Work to explore issues in her story telling.
Hilina is an Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX Alum. In 2016, she participated in the New York Times Portfolio Review and the World Press Photo East Africa Masterclass. She is a nominee for the 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass and PDN’s 30 in 2018.
She lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she wishes to continue documenting.
2016 Eddie Adams Workshop Nikon Award
African Lens. 2018. Accra. Ghana
Festival Pil’Ours. 2017. Saint Gilles. France
Photoville. 2016. New York. USA
World Press Freedom Day. 2016. Helsinki. Finland
Dak’Art Biennale. 2016. Dakar. Senegal
Photoville. 2015. New York. USA
Addis Foto Fest. 2014. Addis Ababa. Ethiopia