Aida Muluneh is a photographer and a cultural entrepreneur through her company Desta For Africa PLC (DFA) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A Film major graduate from the Department of Communication at Howard University in Washington D.C., she is also an exhibiting artist with works in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Hood Museum, and the Museum of Biblical Art in the United States. She is the 2007 recipient of the European Union Prize in the Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, as well as the winner of the 2010 CRAF International Award of Photography. Muluneh is the founder of the first international photography festival in East Africa, the Addis Foto Fest.