Carlo Ertola

Carlo Ertola © Abenezer Tefera

Corrupt Pipes: A multi-layered photographic series on the monopoly and monetization of water

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola

  • Water in Ethiopia © Carlo Ertola


A once priceless and unconstrained natural resource, water has gradually become an economic good owned by individuals, corporations or governments. This photo series by Carlo Ertola focuses on the layout of pipes in and around the “low-cost” condominiums of Addis Ababa.

The story of Carlo Ertola is part of the online exhibition for the workshop Water in Ethiopia. 

Carlos Ertola