Social Documentary Photographer

Visual Communicator

I use photography & video to document life.
Its questions. Its answers. Its in-betweens

MY JOURNEY OF IMAGES

About

When I was 12 years old, an aunt visited our home in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She had just bought a new camera and as she showed it to us, I marveled at all the things she said it could do…

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FROM MY BLOG

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Felistas is the third born in a family of six. She was raised by a single mother in Machakos’ Mgini slums. Now she runs her own hair salon. | fungaifoto

From hair to there & even further…

THE WALLS OF her hair salon are a bright, glossy red. The towels that she throws over the shoulders of her clients as they get coiffed are the same color, without the gloss. You can tell Felistas…

A woman prepares her shop for the start of business.

The hustle begins at dawn

FROM AUGUST 2016 to June 2018, my family and I lived in Machakos, a town of about 150,000 people about 30miles south east of Nairobi, Kenya. One morning I went out at the break of dawn to capture the …

Time to flatten and place it in a pan... | fungaifoto

Hands that make chapati

ONE OF THE staples in Kenya is chapati, an unleavened flatbread that goes down well with stew, curry or by itself. You can even use it as a wrap for your favorite sweet or savory fillings. Chapat…

WHAT I’M WORKING ON

Lifetime Projects

Artistic Journeys

This is a 25-year project which I started in 2004. It is an endeavor to document different Zimbabwean artists over this period and present their life stories as a book and as an exhibition in 2029. I am hoping to interest other photographers to help make this a more complete project.
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Google Guides 50k

When I lived in Machakos, Kenya from 2016-2018, I noticed that a lot of places were not on Google Maps and were thus hard to find. I actively joined Google Guides. The goal is to make 20,000 contributions by 2025. So far I’m at just over 3,000.
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Complete Circle

I have been using the Internet since 1996 when I started college. The HTML tutorial that first taught me web design was free. So have been many other resources I have used online. Complete Circle is my project to submit 1,000 photos to different free stock photo websites during my lifetime. To say thank you. To complete the circle.
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