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Boniface Mwangi

Boniface Mwangi

Nickname: 'Ghost'

Project Director of Picha Mtaani & photo-activist


Born in Kenya

"Live my life to make a difference"

Boniface Mwangi is an award winning Kenyan photographer and photo-activist

Boniface is the Project Director of Picha Mtaani, which is a mobile photo exhibition held in towns across Kenya, showcasing photographs of the post-election violence that rocked various parts of the country in 2007/08. Picha Mtaani has reached over 500,000 individuals and plans to develop an online platform that will use photography as a catalyst for social change across East Africa. Boniface has worked as a photojournalist for the Standard, and has worked as a freelancer for Bloomberg, the AFP, Reuters, the Boston Globe, as well as a number of other media outlets.

He holds a Diploma in Print Journalism from the East African School of Journalism, and has been recognized as a TED Fellow and twice as the CNN Multichoice Africa Photojournalist of the Year.


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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

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Project Director | Picha Mtaani

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

A UN-funded initiative that focuses on reconciliation through photographic exhibitions and debate

Amidst the violence that followed the 2007 election in Kenya, l falsified my identity and risked my life to photograph the atrocities my countrymen were inflicting on one another.


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Educational history

Tertiary

East African School of Journalism

Nairobi, Kenya

Print Journalism

Achievements

Awards

CNN Multichoice Africa Photojournalist of the Year | 2010

CNN Multichoice Africa Photojournalist of the Year | 2008

TED Fellow | 2010

Activities

Memberships

Acumen Fund East Africa

Fellow

Magnum Photography Fellow

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TED

Fellow

Testimonials

Hillary Clinton, the USA Secretary of State

""Your photography is absolutely stunning and tells an important and powerful story for the world to hear" (Said in a 2009 letter she wrote to Boniface)" - 2009

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