Photographer and Curator Sarah Waiswa is an award...

Photographer and Curator

Sarah Waiswa is an award winning Ugandan-born, Kenya-based documentary and portrait photographer with an interest in exploring the New African Identity on the continent. With degrees in sociology and psychology, Sarah worked in a corporate position for a number of years but decided to pursue photography full-time. Sarah’s work explores social issues on the continent in a contemporary and non-traditional way.

Her work has been exhibited around the world, and most recently at the Africa Fashion exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Her photographs have been published in the Washington Post, Bloomberg, and the New York Times, among other publications and she has worked with brands such as Christian Dior and Chloe.

In 2021 she founded African Women in Photography, a non-profit organisation dedicated to elevating and celebrating the work of women and non-binary photographers from Africa.

In 2023, her passion for curatorial work led to her curatorial debut with the successful  'Sisi Ni Hao' exhibition at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi featuring the work of 12 East African women and non-binary photographers.

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