Desta for Africa Creative Consulting (DFA)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Initially established as an NGO to address the lack of photography training in Ethiopia, Desta for Africa Creative Consulting (DFA) became a private limited company in 2010.
Managed by award winning photographer and cultural entrepreneur Aida Muluneh, DFA is a creative production company, which provides creative consulting, photography services and cultural event planning for the local and international market. Utilizing various talents in Ethiopia, DFA is a capacity building company specifically geared towards elevating cultural production, media professions and image production throughout Africa. DFA is the producer of the first international photography festival in East Africa the Addis Foto Fest and the annual open call for contemporary artist the Fana Wogi. In addition our main goal is to utilize culture and art to create self-sustainable opportunities to promote development in Ethiopia. For this reason, the word DESTA also stands for Developing and Educating Society Through Art, which also means happiness in the Ethiopian language Amharic.