Mutua Matheka unscrambling Africa one photo at a time

neo maditla
Apr 27, 2020

Kenyan photographer Mutua Matheka has visited 10 African cities to document their complexities and contradictions, after he became tired of the stereotypical images on the internet when looking up Kenya or Nairobi.

The travel and architectural photographer says he was frustrated with finding only images that portrayed his city not as he experienced it on a daily basis, but with much of the imagery focused only on the slums, poverty or safaris.

“I know by now that this is probably a broken record because so many of us, in Africa, are tired of having our cities represented in that way. But few of us do anything about it...”

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