Art Dubai Portraits: photographer Michael Tsegaye

Ethiopian photographer Michael Tsegaye will be featured in Art Dubai’s Portraits film series. The Art Dubai Portraits are produced in collaboration with Forward James Filmmakers and the series provides a short perspective into the lives and work spaces of artists that are connected to the fair through its programming or participating galleries.

Michael Tsegaye lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is currently represented by Addis Fine Art . He received his diploma in painting from Addis Ababa University’s School of Fine Arts and Design in 2002, but soon gave up painting after he developed an allergy to oil paint. He subsequently found his real passion in photography and has made of it not only a profession, but a way of expressing a very particular voice.