Eyerusalem Adugna Jiregna (b.1993) is an exciting emerging artist and fashion designer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Informed by her experience in design, she now uses photography to document and display living history. She specialises in evocatively bright and discerning portraits, enlivening them with distinctive and striking colour detail. Her use of rich textures and colours plays against the crisp focus of her photographs, enhancing their warm, visually stimulating effect.
Jiregna has received considerable acclaim for her work both within Ethiopia and internationally. She has exhibited at the Kasher Gallery, Refraction: New Photography of Africa and Its Diaspora (2018); From Our Perspective: Young Ethiopian Photographers Changing the Gaze; the New York photography festival Photoville 2016 and participated in the New York Times Portfolio Review 2016. Her work will be part of the upcoming exhibition: Treasures of Islam in Africa. From Timbuktu to Zanzibar at the Musée Mohammed VI d’art moderne et contemporain in Rabat.
Eyerusalem Jiregna has studied in Ethiopia and in the USA. Her photographs have been featured among others on the Everyday Horn of Africa in Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora; Marie Claire and Whitewall Magazine.