The Work Of Kenyan Photographer Mimi Cherono Ng'ok

Genre : Society news
Principal country concerned : Column : Photo
Release/publication date : May 2014
Published on : 05/02/2014
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Mimi Cherono Ng'ok (b. 1983) is a young Kenyan photographer who lives and works in Nairobi. Educated from the University of Cape Town in 2006 she has a number of exhibition and projects behind her. Despite her young age her photographic journey has to this day taken her far. From studies in Cape Town, to residencies in Accra, Brazil and Berlin to exhibitions in Italy and Mozambique. She's been trotting the globe with a camera on her shoulder. However far, she has always been returning to Kenya, although coming home has not always been easy. After many years in South Africa returning to Nairobi left her with a feeling of displacement, but also gave her the unique opportunity of exploring places and spaces anew, which is reflected in some of her work.

In 2008 she produced a solo exhibition, I am Home, on African immigrants living in South Africa. I am Home is series of black and white portraits where Mimi addressed the sensitivity, subtlety and complexity of life in South Africa as an African, as the other. Read more here by Karen Obling.


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