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‘Today is Saturday’: In collaboration with Arbol pictures Safer Life Campaign has presented the 4th annual photo exhibition.

The 4th Safer Life photo exhibition has organized a unique show by collecting and displaying 5 sex workers photo shoots at Wise Up Research and Capacity Building Center Gallery.

The photo exhibition has tried to exhibit how Saturday looks in the eyes of these sex workers, in view of Saturday as a high business day for sex workers.

After a one day training by professional photographers the sex workers has took a picture of two Saturdays with a disposable camera.

Aynalem Tesfaye, Mesert Solomon, Nardos Tadewos, Betelhem Biruk and Emebet  Wedago has presented hundreds of pictures and sold more than half of the displayed pictures during the exhibition.

Sebeta, Ankorecha,Debrezeit Lake Hora, Entoto area are the few places that they include in the exhibition beside their surrounding areas.

“It is my first time to take picture, the disposable camera helped us a lot to take picture in public places because it doesn’t seem like we are taking pictures. I didn’t expect that the final result of the picture would be like this because it was somehow challenging. The training helped us a lot since it was also my very first time. After this, I want to take pictures during my part time.” Aynalem

The photo exhibition has encouraged most of them to take art either as a hobby or a profession. Most of the sex workers who have participated in the photography and in the exhibition have got inspired by the sell and positive comments of the invited guests.

“I was so much interested about art since I was young because of this I had joined Master film production and also I got a scholarship in 6 kilo on poetry and literature.

This is my second time to join the Safer Life photo exhibition, every time it is exciting to me to work with Wise Up. Photography allows us to show what people are not seeing. I like nature better than city live photography.

I want to be a photographer, actor, or a writer, somewhere in the art.” Betelhem

One-month long Safer-Life campaign will carry out different activities concerning HIV/AIDS, STIs and appropriate condom usage by entertaining and informing youths and Most-at Risk-Groups. Safer Sex Safer environment, Safer Sex Safer. The photo exhibition will be open till January 15, 2013.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 15:27