Girma Berta – Moving Shadows IV, 2015. Digital Archival Print, 40 x 40 cm. Edition of 7 + 1AP
In Berta’s Moving Shadows series I and II, solitary figures are juxtaposed against vibrant backgrounds, creating truly unique artworks which exemplify the contrasting colours and personalities on the streets of his home town. Berta’s use of digital media, to produce and present his artworks, is in itself a commentary on the digital revolution underway across Africa. He represents the vibrancy of the millennial African.
Born in 1990 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Berta is a self-taught photographer whose work fuses street photography with fine art. Berta describes the motivation behind his work as a wish to capture “the beautiful, the ugly and all that is in between”. His images delve deep into the soul of the city, offering his remarkable interpretation.