Maheder is a photographer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her inspiration to photograph comes from places, history, identity, memories of her own and of people she engages with every day.
She has been accepted to prestigious programs such as New York Times Portfolio review 2019 and World Press Photo Masterclass East Africa and has made a presentation at RAY Festival, Germany, 2018. She is also a contributor for @everydayafrica on Instagram and has recently founded Centre for Photography in Ethiopia (CPE), a learning and discussion platform for Ethiopian Photographers.
Maheder have been working for wires and major news organizations such as AFP, Reuters, Getty Images, Le Monde and Der Spiegel. She is also a member of international associations such as Women Photograph and Authority Collective.