Very gobez is a made-up expression. It means very clever, from the ahmaric word gobez (“clever”).
It is something I often found myself telling the kids I met during this assignment. The project is the result of a collaboration with Little Voice, a Canadian NGO working to grant housing and education to street kids in Ethiopia.
The pictures in this portfolio create a visual context to give the viewer a sense of what surrounds everyday life in Ethiopia, the NGO’s activities and the importance of being very clever within that context.
This is a short edit of a more extended project.