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Joni Kabana: The Market Workers
August 2, 2013 - September 27, 2013
First Friday Reception: August 2nd, 6-9pm
“The people who work in the markets in Ethiopia are among the hardest working people on earth. They work day into night into day, carrying heavy loads, moving bags of lentils, keeping animals in line, and fetching things for their own family, if they are lucky enough to have one. They are alert, street smart, and can deftly maneuver the chaos that is present in every market. They are heroic in stance, standing vigilant for anything that comes their way or is asked of them. This series of images explores the vital goods that are sold, the colorful clothing that is worn, and the diverse personalities which are found within the market settings in Ethiopia. Several images from this series won a Gold Medal Award in the 2012 Px3 Competition in Paris, France.”
Joni Kabana follows her curiosity at home and in remote villages across the globe, stretching her beliefs and imagination as far as they will go. She balances a commercial/editorial photography business with NGO humanitarian work, teaching/consulting, and she exhibits her work internationally. Kabana will exhibit ten prints selected from The Market Workers series from Ethiopia at pushdot. www.jonikabana.com