Kaya Installation

What does home mean to you, was the main question the audience was asked before viewing the Kaya installation. My answer was family. Other answers included relaxation, shelter and community.

Here are some snaps from the fun and inspirational night.

Director of Kaya
Creator of Kaya
Audience acting out what home is to them
Audience acting out what home is to them
Audience acting out what home is to them

Sovereign Hill

In November 2017, my family and I drove about an hour from Melbourne to Ballarat. The drive was pleasant and filled with beautiful landscape.

Our main destination was an outdoor museum called Sovereign Hill. As we arrived, we were met with interesting characters from 1850s Australia.

It is definitely a must-see for anyone visiting Victoria, Australia.

My 2017 Photography Exhibition

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to showcase my Timket Celebration: Street Procession photographs to a group of friends and the general public at Afro Hub’s Oh Snap! Gallery Exhibition.

Friends and children
With wonderful friends and children at the exhibition

I have always enjoyed telling people about the place I hail from, and this past weekend was a dream. Presenting the beautiful colours, the people, the tradition and culture of Ethiopia through my photos was very exciting!

Exhibition Visitors

Visitors showed a lot of interest in the photos I had on display and even went further to purchasing mounts and prints. A number of people mentioned that they learnt something new about Ethiopia, which to me is such great news!

I had a guestbook to capture thoughts and one visitor wrote,

“Your work is truly amazing, like you are honestly inspiring me.”

Another entry in my guestbook read,

“…you are truly skilled at capturing a divine moment in time.”

Exhibition Visitors

Thank you so much to all those that came and showed their support!

With my first SOLD photo at the exhibition!

I am inspired to keep traveling on this path. I have so much to share and there will definitely be more exhibitions in the future. This is just the beginning.


– Liyat G. Haile