Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Liyat Getachew Haile is a self-taught photographer who enjoys candid documentary-style photography. Having lived and travelled across Africa, Europe and North America before settling in Australia, her passion for photography grew from initially capturing nature and urban settings to capturing emotions and story-telling through images.
In 2013, two of Liyat’s photos were selected and exhibited for charity at a gallery in Sydney. This spurred an interest in pursuing a career in photography. Since then, she has showcased her photography in a group exhibition in Melbourne in 2017, captured events, products, and portraits of people, volunteered her photography and editing skills for non-profit organisations and her photos have been published in newsletters and featured online.
When her camera is packed away, Liyat enjoys making music, dancing, watching movies and shows like Game of Thrones with her husband and helping her two boys build Legos.