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""The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do." - Henry Moore"
Malin Fezehai (b.1983) is a photographer of Swedish and Eritrean descent. After studying photography in Sweden she moved to New York at the age of 19 to attend the full time program at the International Center of Photography. Malin has worked as a volunteer at Mother Theresa’s orphanage for HIV – positive children in Ethiopia. While living in Ethiopia for half a year she worked on a long-term project about children.
Because of the images Fezehai produced in Ethiopia she was awarded the Global Fund for Children/International Center of Photography Fellowship, which resulted in her first soloexhibition-featuring images from GFC grantee partners in Washington, DC, and Peru. The show was hosted by the Global fund for children and the Peruvian embassy at the Toro Mata Gallery in Washington DC. Since then her work has been exhibited in London, Stockholm, Copenhagen,New York and San Francisco. In 2007 she began a personal project documenting the lives of war displaced women and children in Sri Lanka. Over the years she has specialized in photographing children and families, daily life and intimate settings. Currently she is working a project about the affects of climate change on island nations in the South Pacific. Her images have appeared in publications like the LA Times, Urb Magazine and London Times, and several of the leading newspapers in Scandinavia .