Photographer Aida Muluneh Explores Masks and Face-Painting

Ethiopia-born photographer Aida Muluneh’s works explore and upend perceptions of masks and face-painting by invoking the traditional and incorporating the global. Muluneh, who founded the Addis Foto Fest, seeks to use her photos to respond to everything from stereotypes, biased media depictions of Africans and African Americans, and even the imagery of war. Her work can be seen within the “Being: New Photography 2018” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, now through 19 August. View more photos, and read her artist statement, at the Washington Post.