Author and talented, world class photographer, Esubalew Meaza discusses how he has showcased Ethiopia’s culture, history, and landscape in his photo books.
His synoptic biography, which happens to be in the opening of this film as read out by Fentahun Tiruneh, the Specialist for Ethiopian Literia in the African/Middle East Division of the Library of Congress, reads as
“Though originally trained as a software engineer, he has been using his hobby in photography, and writing talent, to tell the stories of Ethiopia for over a decade. Born in Addis Ababa, Isu first returned to Ethiopia in 2002 after a 15-year stay in the United States, and quickly developed an interest in exploring for a better understanding of the cultures, landscapes and people of his native country. Thereafter, every trip he made expanded. His ultimate goal: to know his homeland. The collection of pictures in his first book published in 2012, entitled Ethiopia: inspiring journey, introduced his reader to Ethiopia’s vast tourism properties and culture. Among many locations, he took his readers to a northern expedition where Ethiopia’s long history came alive with such reminders as Axu Gunder [assumed spelling] and Lali Bala [assumed spelling]. His second book, published in June 2012, entitled Addis Ababa: the new flower of Africa, covers the city of Addis Ababa, and further explores Ethiopia in all directions. His ability to showcase the culture, history, landscape and people of Ethiopia through clarity and style makes his books not only quaint, but also highly informative. Isu has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Enterprise Science Systems Engineering. He is a 20-year veteran in the field of information technology, and is currently working as a technical project manager for a Virginia-based IT firm.”
So far Esubalew has published two masterpieces entitled:
“Ethiopia inspiring journey”
“Addis Ababa, the new flower of Africa”