Although Khartoum and Addis Ababa are very different in terms of landscape, weather, vibes, and language. I find it very similar to the feel I find in my city, Khartoum.
The road trip from Khartoum to Addis (14,000 Km) was actually very quick in the sense that the landscape changes rapidly from the flat yellow lands in the city skirts of Khartoum to the green hills and mountains surrounding Addis Ababa. And this change in landscape/climates means there is also changes on how things are done, and how the inhabitants of this different landscape go on with their lives. And despite those changes the transition was rather smooth between the two cities. An immediate connection was formed upon my arrival in Addis.
These works were made on the 2011 Invisible Boarders road trip (A Trans-African photography project, www. invisible–borders.com), it reflects my encounters in both cities.
Khartoum to Addis was part of The Invisible Boarders space-installation, “A Trans-African workspace” at the 56th Venice Biennale of Arts.