Posts filed under ‘Photography’

Exhibition: Photographs by Paul Kariuki Munene (Quaint Photography), Oct. 8-31 2020 @ Alliance Française

Dates: October 8-31, 2020

Venue: Alliance Française

The ubiquitous Paul Kariuki Munene, impossible to miss at concerts around Nairobi, presents a selection of thirty black and white photos of live music events at the Alliance Française.

Were it not for Paul, Nairobi would not have an archive of music events.  We applaud the photographer’s dedication to documenting Nairobi’s evolving live concerts’ scene over the last ten years.  These photos are published regularly on his Facebook page, ‘Quaint Photography’.

Paul’s fascination for black and white photography goes back to his childhood.  He loved the cool black and white photos of his parents’ wedding and those 1960s black and white studio portraits.

Having started with a point and shoot camera on a visit to Lamu in 2004, Paul has gradually mastered his craft and graduated to the latest digital technology.  Paul is a freelance photographer and works with PR companies, brands, and development agencies.

October 6, 2020 at 8:10 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: Nyege Nyege Festival, Sept. 5-8 2019 @ Njeru, Jinja – Uganda

Dates: September 5-8, 2019
Venue: Njeru, Jinja – Uganda
Tickets: Die hard 4 Day Pass UGX 100,000/-, available here

NYEGE NYEGE FESTIVAL 2019 4 Days, 5 Stages, Featuring Over 200 Artists East African biggest festivals’ 2019 edition is upon us.

Nyege Nyege is one of the most diverse gatherings of like-minds from across the world, coupled with some of the most exciting new acts from the region and beyond (this year especially from Asia and South America and US).

5-8 September 2019 Jinja – Uganda

August 29, 2019 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Hakuna Dawa Tamu//A Bitter Pill by Biko Wesa & Olivia Howland, Mar. 23-30 2019 @ National Museum

Dates: March 23-30, 2019
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

A visual exploration of indigenous medicines and healers in contemporary Kenya.

Hakuna Dawa Tamu//A Bitter Pill uses images and narratives from healers in contemporary rural Kenya to explore what we consider to be legitimate forms of healing and health seeking behaviour. The exhibition encourages us to think critically about assumed healthcare norms and clinical hegemony in our society. When we confront these images and narratives, we are forced to confront our own assumptions and perceptions of normative decision making. Personal narratives from the healers themselves allow us a window into an often invisible world, where individual actors are criticised and demonised by wider society. We ask that you open your minds to understand the broader, structural level issues at play in health decision making, and think critically about what we perceive to be legitimate and effective medicine in contemporary Kenya.

To read more about the artists follow these links:
Biko Wesa:
Instagram: @bikowesa

Olivia Howland:

March 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Photos from Kilifi New Year 2019 Festival at Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi

The Burn at Kilifi New Year, Jan. 2 2019 | by NairobiNow

Photos from Kilifi New Year 2019:
Photos from the three stages, namely; the Main Stage (link), Umoja Stage (link) and Hidden Valley Stage (link).
Photos (link) from the Burn!

January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Photos from Day 1 of Diani Beach Festival (ft. Sauti Sol) at Diani Beach Club, Diani – Ukunda

Diani Beach Festival Photos | by NairobiNow

Full set of photos from Day 1 – December 29, 2018 – of the Diani Beach Festival, available here.

January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Festival: Art in the Streets (of Nairobi), Dec. 23 2018 @ Koinange Street – Nairobi

Date: December 23, 2018
Venue: Koinange Street, Nairobi
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Entry: Free

December 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Man Belongs To by Joseph Nabster, Nov. 16 2018 @ GOAT Social Club

Opening date: November 16, 2018
Venue: GOAT Social Club, Mushroom Road – Off Kiambu Road.
Time: 3.30 – 9 pm

November 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Festival/Celebration: 10 Years of – Blankets & Wine, Nov. 4 2018 @ Ngong Racecourse

Date: November 4, 2018
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Advance tickets: KES 3,000/- (Available, here)

Performance Times

November 1, 2018 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition of Photographs: Ballet in Kibera by Fredrik Lerneryd & Sarah Waiswa, Jul. 12-22 2018 @ Alliance Française

Opening Date: July 12, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

On Until: July 22, 2018

Photographic exhibition by Fredrik Lerneryd & Sarah Waiswa in support of children’s art programme in Kibera.

July 10, 2018 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Workshop: The Photographer in the Club with Fredrick Ochieng, Jun. 14-19 2018 @ The Nrb Bus – Westlands

Dates: from 14th until 19th June 2018 (with Saturday and Sunday break.)
Venue: The Nrb Bus, General Mathenge Lane, Westlands, Nairobi – night assignment at The Alchemist Bar

The workshop supports photographers who are looking to develop their skills in covering night events and is geared for Non professional photographers (basic photography knowledge).

Fredrick Ochieng Bio
Fredrick Ochieng started photography when he was only 9 years old. His photography focuses on events, still life, sport and nature. In 2010, he won the Best Photographer Award at the International Human Rights Festival “What Kids Can Do International photography”. Since 2014, he has been active in media development by doing lectures in photography in different Universities, Colleges and Community Media Centres in Kenya. He spent more than four years as an event photographer and spent two years at The Alchemist Bar as the official photographer. Currently he is the DOP of Cultural Video Production and The Nrb Bus.
Also, he is the co-founder of SEMA Youth Festival; an event that involves participatory workshops in video-making, to enable young filmmakers in the region to learn, create and connect.

The workshop is offered free of charge, and only 10 participants will be selected.

Apply by sending your CV and portfolio to

June 9, 2018 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Artists Against Extinction, Jun. 29 – Jul. 23 2017 @ The Polka Dot Art Gallery

An exhibition of paintings and photography by a collection on Kenya’s top artists

Launch of Artists Against Extinction Exhibition
Date & Time: Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6.30 pm
Venue: The Polka Dot Art Gallery
Location: The Souk, Dagoretti Rd, Karen

Exhibition is on until: July 23, 2017

Founded by Karen Laurence-Rowe, Artists Against Extinction is a group of artists who are trying to help stem this frightening trend in a powerful way… through their art! The artist’s chosen are all experts in their genre and the work in the gallery is extraordinary! Every artwork sold from the site will generate 20% to a conservation charity of the artists choice.

So a sale here actually helps preserve various species!

June 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Documentary Festival: South Sudan, the African Child, Sep. 6-8 2016 @ Alliance Française

Nairobi documentary festival poster
Photo Exhibition Dates: September 6-8, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

Documentary Screening: September 7, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium

The first Nairobi Documentary Festival looks at Africa’s youngest child, South Sudan.
The inaugural Nairobi Documentary Festival documents life and the lingering crisis in the world’s youngest country which marked 5 yrs of independence in July 2016 amid renewed violence.

Through three documentaries by Kenyan reporters ‘Escape from Bor’ by Frank Odwesso, ‘Lost Generation’ by Ali Ngethi and ‘My South Sudan’ by Robert Lutta, and a series of photographs by Odwesso and Ngethi, the NairobiDocuFest uses both documentary film and photo reportage to chronicle significant events in the story of South Sudan.

September 2, 2016 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

The Art Critic Forum: Focusing on Photography, Jul. 22 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Art Critic Forum on Photography
Dates: July 22, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

The Art Critic Forum aims at supporting and enhancing the conversation about art in Kenya. At times where there is no formal arts education in public educational establishments, even artists sometimes struggle articulating their work.

The Art Critic Forum’s 3rd edition focuses on Photography and will feature three artists who are going to present their work to a panel consisting of local and international art critics.

Our selected panelists in the hot seat:

The panel will be moderated by Thom Ogonga. Admission is free!

July 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Photographic exhibition: Heroine, Oct.1 1015 @ British Institute of East Africa

Tom Vandas

September 18, 2015 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Photography Exhibition: Elsen Karstad, Sept. 22 @ Talisman


Elsen Karstad’s blog

September 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

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