Daniel Reiter‘s ‘Ethiopia Skates’ photo exhibition is currently on display in Boxpark Croydon, offering a chance to see it until Wednesday the 31st January during the building’s opening hours of 9am-11pm Monday to Saturday and 9am-10pm on a Sunday. Following on from his previous photography work with the skateboarders of Addis Ababa, this exhibition will presumably pick up where his previous exhibition in 2016 left off and see what further advancements the scene there has made.
Obviously if you have any interest in skateboarding, different cultures – in fact, any curiosity at all – this is probably worth checking out! Do so, after checking out the full press release below, at 99 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD.
“Born in 1977 on an island called West-Berlin, Daniel Reiter grew up during the last decade of the Cold War. Upon completing his military service, he turned his passion into his profession, and, in 2003, he graduated from the photography and digital media program at the Kiryat Ono College of Photography, Israel.
Reiter first visited Ethiopia to support a friend who was meeting her mother for the first time in 33 years. While researching for his trip he came across a community championing local skate talent. It was then, in January 2015, that the Berlin-based photographer caught the Ethiopia Skate bug and soon found himself in Addis Ababa documenting the city’s skate culture through his lens. This was made possible through the skateboards and street-wear he had collected for his young pupils. Subsequent visits to Ethiopia, in March 2016 and February and November of 2017 have allowed him to document and profile the skate culture in Ethiopia, in all its glory.
CURATOR -JACOB ROBERTS-MENSAH
Jacob Roberts-Mensah is an independent curator based in Croydon. Daniel and Jacob worked together on the Ethiopia Skates exhibition at the Rich Mix Gallery in conjunction with Livity. Jacob is extremely passionate about telling authentic African stories and seeing young people do awesome things.”