Photo by Marco Grob
Photo by Marco Grob


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 lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she wishes to continue documenting.


Photoville. 2018. New York. USA

Nuku Photo Festival. 2018. Accra. Ghana

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