Aïda Muluneh wants to help people understand that there's more to her country than what they typically see in the news. Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aida spent much of her childhood living in different countries — Yemen, England, Cyprus and Canada — before studying film at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She graduated in 2000 and then worked as a photojournalist for The Washington Post. Here are her iconic pics that will take you by surprise/
My studio work is an exploration of color first and foremost. I approach it almost like a painter, focusing on the basics — which are the primary colors.
I have a running joke that in photojournalism, I can't see color. But for some reason, when I'm in the studio, it's these primary colors I feel strongest about.