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Thandiwe Muriu

location: Nairobi, Kenya

Muriu is a self-taught photographer born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Pursuing photography from an early age, she is passionate about helping brands communicate through photography so they can get their message across in ways that will not only keep their audiences engaged but, also help them get the desired response.

Over the years, she has developed a particular interest in showcasing Africa’s unique mix of vibrant cultures, colours and people. Through her personal work, she celebrates her African heritage and tackles important issues such as identity and self-perception using the rich colours and vibrancy the continent is so well known for. Thandiwe’s signature style is colourful, clean and bold.

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