Meseret Argaw was born in 1989 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her fascination for photography started when she won a camera in a writing competition in 2011. After graduation in textile engineering, she did a master’s degree in photography and filmmaking.
She took part in various workshops including the UNESCO journalism workshop in 2015 and the Canon Student Development Programme in 2021. She also took part in group exhibitions such as “In Quest for” at the Goethe Institute in 2015 and the Addis Foto Fest in 2016.
Meseret Argaw’s works explore identity, history, and dreams. Her work incorporates everyday cultural materials to tell a story.
In 2022, she received a scholarship sponsored by the Daniele Tamagni Grant for a one-year enrolment in the photojournalism and documentary photography program at the Market Photo Workshop in South Africa, Johannesburg.