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Thandiwe Muriu is a Kenyan born photographer passionate about showcasing the diverse textures and tones that give beauty to faces of different social groups across the globe. Drawing from her fascination with facial structure, she incorporates the use bold colors, lighting and contrast to produce distinct images.

Her work can be seen in publications and exhibitions worldwide including Harper’s Bazaar (Arabia), Picture Africa Exhibition (South Africa), Krowd Magazine (Canada) and others. Some of her past clients include Mochi (Dubai), Oriflame Sweden, Safaricom and The Safari Collection among others.

As well as working on personal projects, Thandiwe also teaches photography workshops in the region.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Kenya Photography Awards, Portraiture Photographer of the Year 2013
  • Kenya Photography Awards, Most Promising Young Photographer of the Year 2013
  • The Bloggers Media Limited (BML) 2016, One of the Top 8 Female Photographers in Kenya
  • Radio Africa Group (Classic 105) 2015, One of Kenya’s Top 10 Photographers