ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

CANNES LION JURY MEMBER - 2018

ONE CLUB / ADC AWARDS  JURY - 2018

CANNES LION GOLD - 2017

CANNES LION SILVER - 2017

CANNES LION BRONZE- 2015

LURZER’S ARCHIVE 200 BEST DIGITAL ARTISTS 2015/16 WORLDWIDE.

LURZER’S ARCHIVE 200 BEST DIGITAL ARTISTS 2017/18 WORLDWIDE.

DESIGN INDABA SPEAKER 2017

COMMUNICATION ARTS (FRESH 2017)

LOERIES GOLD - 2017

LOERIES BRONZE - 2014

BĒHANCE - YEAR IN REVIEW 2016

ONE SHOW - 2016

HASSELBLAD MASTERS FINALIST 2016

OFFICIAL HASSELBLAD IPAD APP

 

 

EXHIBITIONS + SHOWS

 

BREDAPHOTO 2018: BRED, NETHERLANDS / 2018

IAF BASEL: BASEL, SWITZERLAND / 2018

MARVEL 10 YEARS OF HEROES: ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM, SINGAPORE / 2018

AFROFUTURISM: TROPEN MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM / 2018

BLACK TO THE FUTURE | REIMAGINING NOW: DUBAI, UAE / 2018

NO TOUCH AM: NAIROBI, KENYA / 2017

BAMAKO ENCOUNTERS: BAMAKO, MALI / 2017

LAGOS FOTO FESTIVAL:  LAGOS, NIGERIA  /  2017

PHEST 17:  MONOPOLI, ITALY  /  2017

FOAM X:  FOAM MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM  /  2017

LAGOS FOTO FESTIVAL:  LAGOS, NIGERIA  /  2016

STRATA:  MALJA REDBULL CENTRE, BAHRAIN  /  2016

DFA ADDIS LIGHTFREAKS:  ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA  /  2016

FESTIVAL AFREAKA:  SAO PAULO, BRAZIL  /  2015

ADDIS FOTO FEST:  ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA  /  2014

 

 

 
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BIO

 

I'M A SELF-TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER BORN AND BASED IN NAIROBI, KENYA.

MY STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY FALL WITHIN THE GENRE OF AFROFUTURISM, WHICH CAN BE DESCRIBED AS;

 AN ARTISTIC REPURPOSE OF THE POST-COLONIAL AFRICAN NARRATIVE THROUGH INTEGRATING HISTORICAL ELEMENTS, PRESENT CULTURE AND FUTURE ASPIRATIONS OF PEOPLE OF COLOUR BY USING NARRATIVE, FANTASY AND FICTION TO HIGHLIGHT AFRICAN IDENTITY.

MY WORK IS GOVERNED BY 2 KEY ELEMENTS BEING CULTURAL IDENTITY AND FICTION THROUGH STORYTELLING AND SOCIAL INCLUSION, IT CREATES A POWERFUL PLATFORM TO CONVEY IMPORTANT MESSAGES ON TOPICS SUCH AS EQUALITY, INCLUSION, REPRESENTATION, GENDER ABUSE, IVORY POACHING, FGM, ALBINISM, DWARFISM, CONSERVATION AND CARE FOR THE ELDERLY.

 

PRESS

 

DEADLINE  /  COMPLEX  /  i-D  /  VICE  /  WETRANSFER  /  VOGUE ITALIA  /  MARIE CLAIRE  /  BÉHANCE YEAR IN REVIEW  /  COMMUNICATION ARTS  /  LURZER’S ARCHIVE  /  ELLE  / HASSELBLAD  /  ADOBE CREATE  /  HUFFINGTON POST  /  CNN STYLE  /  BBC  /  CNN INSIDE AFRICA   /   BORED PANDA  /  BUZZ FEED  /  THE METRO  /  ABDUZEEDO  /  FUBIZ  /  AFROPUNK  /  AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTS  /  DESIGN INDABA  /  OKAYAFRICA .

 

 

BRANDS / AGENCIES

 

DISNEY  /  MARVEL  /  OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK (OWN)  /  MTV BASE  /  ABSOLUT VODKA  /  GUINNESS  /  DIAGEO  /  NEILSEN  /  DENONE  /  FORBES  /  LE MONDE  /  SAMSUNG  /  NESTLÉ  /  COCA COLA  /  PEPSI  / VOLKSWAGEN  /  SAFARICOM  /  WILDLIFE DIRECT  /  OXFAM  /  KENYA AIRWAYS  /  BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO  /  MERCEDES BENZ  /  EABL  /  TBWA  /  SCANAD  /  OGILVY & MARTHA EA/  JWT  /  BBDO EA  /  NET#WORK BBDO/  McCANN ERICKSON  /  DENTSU  /  NATIVE VML.