Somali Ethiopia Exposed – A Photo Reportage by Leikun Nahusenay



Leikun Nahusenay is a young and talented art photographer from Ethiopia. He holds a Master of Fine Art from Addis Ababa Fine Art School, and works as a studio artist and photographer in Nas Gedame studio in Addis. He is a member of the Netsa Art Village, one of Addis’ most important art spaces and one of the city’s few green public oases. Leikun has had several solo and group exhibitions in Addis and abroad, and in recent years the Portfolio Meetings for upcoming African photographers arranged by the Goethe Institut have taken him to Mali and DR Congo. In addition to his fine art activities, Leikun also teaches photography and does art-workshops for children.

One of Leikun’s recent travels took him to Jijiga, the capital of Somali Region Ethiopia. Through double exposure photography he documented the daily life and cultural practices of Ethiopian Somalis, and we are pleased to finally be able to present some of Leikuns impressive work on Addis Rumble. Join Leikun’s photographic journey below and discover a part of Ethiopia usually unknown and unseen by both foreigners and most Ethiopians. You can explore more of Leikun’s work and get in touch with him via his website.












All photos by  Leikun Nahusenay.


Leikun in his studio in Addis

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  1. […] Using double exposure photography, Leikun Nahusenay documents life in Jijiga, the capital of the Somali region of Ethiopia. Addis Rumble reports […]

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