AHMED OMAR ADDOW
b. 1953, Port Sudan
Ahmed Omar Addow's photography included portraits as well as social and political events. In 1971, Addow took over the management of his father's photo studio, following the rise of studio photography in Sudan between the 1950s and 1970s. During this period, he experimented with photographic techniques and also undertook Sudanese state assignments. Despite facing challenges brought on by the arrival of television, Addow prevailed as a studio photographer, adeptly illustrating the interplay between photography, modernity and self-representation.