So Long, Mr. Strong
Edition of 200
24 x 16,2 cm
Self Published, Greece 2021
This series of photographs, made in Addis Ababa in early 2016, the time of Timkat, the AU summit and of the protests against the Master Plan, brings to view locations which hold particular historical significance: institutions, seats of organization and social foundation which refer to Haile Selassie's legacy and allude to the present through perpetuity. Spaces in which questions between and about tradition and modernization, education, state and church relations, the issue of nationalities, UN presence, and Pan-African solidarity keep on reverberating.
Yiannis Hadjiaslanis is a photographer based in Athens, Greece. His personal work explores narratives of place. Documenting locations in Greece, across the Mediterranean and the African continent, he engages with questions of historical memory, the present conditions and speculated futures of lived environments, and their significance for those who live, create, interact and evolve with them. He is a member of the 'Depression Era' collective.
He is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki.