Aida Muluneh, a globally renowned photographer and cultural visionary, is the founder of Aida Muluneh Studio, an enterprise dedicated to image production, cultural event planning, and photography printing. With studios in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Dubai, UAE, Aida’s artistic work has achieved international acclaim and is featured in prestigious collections like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. A recipient of numerous awards, including the European Union Prize and the CRAF International Award of Photography, she has also co-curated the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition and served as a jury member for renowned photography competitions. As the founder of the Addis Foto Fest, the first international photography festival in East Africa, and the Africa Foto Fair, Aida fosters global photography connections and champions emerging talents through her Africa Foto Fair virtual publication and the Africa Print House, offering fine art photography printing in Abidjan. With a commitment to education and cultural entrepreneurship, Aida Muluneh continues to forge meaningful collaborations with local and international institutions in Ethiopia and Côte d’Ivoire.
In addition to her pioneering work in photography, Aida Muluneh earned her Bachelor’s degree in Radio, TV, and Film from Howard University. Her lifelong dedication to visual storytelling for change resonates in her multifaceted endeavors, where she bridges cultures and fosters dialogue through the art of imagery.