First Kigali Photo Fest celebrates photography from Rwanda and beyond / by Nuku Studio


The first edition of Kigali Photo Fest curated by Kampala-based independent curator Robinah Nansubuga under the theme “In Search of Relevance: Locality and Remediation” takes place from 7 to 16 June 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Kigali Photo Fest celebrates photography from Rwanda and beyond through exhibitions and events.

It aims to:

  • Provide space for photographers to show their work and share ideas with Rwandan, regional and international audiences

  • Provide learning opportunities for both photographers and audiences

  • Bring photography to new audiences – this year in Kigali, in future years hopefully further afield

  • Create new networks and collaborations to build supportive and inclusive communities of practice

  • Spark new ideas about the meaning of photography and its role in Rwanda today

The festival was founded by photographers for photographers. But also focuses on audiences: “We believe African artists have a crucial role to play in educating African audiences.” It is asking questions like:

  • How can we communicate the richness and creative depth of photography?

  • How can we encourage consumers of photography to value the artistic process and technical expertise involved in producing great images?

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