Aïda Muluneh: Reframing Neglect, a New Photography Series Opens at The Africa Center




AÏDA MULUNEH, The Barriers Within, 2021. Image credit: The Africa Center

In partnership with The END Fund, through the support of Reaching the Last Mile, The Africa Center is pleased to announce Reframing Neglect, a new photography series at The Africa, with creative direction by contemporary artist and activist Aïda Muluneh, highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally.

John Kalap, The Blind Chief. Image credit: The Africa Center, 2022

The full series includes 38 photos by photographers from seven African countries; through fine art and documentary photography, the artists highlight the weight of NTDs on individuals and communities, using art as a tool of shared human emotion while addressing the need to spread awareness of neglected diseases.

The END Fund mobilizes resources for NTDs and focuses on delivering treatments to those in need by growing and engaging a community of activist-philanthropists, managing high-impact strategic investments, and working in collaboration with government, NGO, pharmaceutical, and academic partners. To celebrate ten years of impact, the END Fund engaged Muluneh to create a body of work with photographers from across six countries in Africa impacted by NTDs: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and Sudan.

Aida Muluneh, The Blind Gaze, 2022. Image credit: The Africa Center

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Aïda Muluneh: Reframing Neglect will be on view from August 5 through September 3, 2023. The Africa Center is located at 1280 Fifth Avenue, at 110th Street, NYC.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Free and open to the public. No prior registration required. The Center is open from Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

Take a look back at “Aïda Muluneh: This is where I am” a Public Art Fund/JCDecaux art installation earlier this year throughout NYC.

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