Wamaitha Ng'ang'a is a Kenyan-British visual artist and photographer based in London, England. She studied Photography (First class BA Hons) and Media, Campaigning and Social Change (MA) at the University of Westminster, England.
Growing up in Kenya, she followed humanitarian paths, discovering along the way her own potential to use visual artworks to help bring about change.
Wamaitha confronts human rights and social challenges through visual representation, exploring ways to address issues with empathy and an ethical core. Her studies brought deeper appreciation of theories of change and the role of media and communication in these issues.
She has experimented with portraiture and constructed images. Currently her focus is on gender,human rights issues and culture and identity using conceptual portraits, mixed media and documentary photography.
Wamaitha is also undertaking an archiving project looking at the history and culture of East Africa. She has worked with NGOs and government agencies and is available for local and international assignments.
2019, Marginal , Re:Centre, London, UK
2018, Snapshot of Nunhead , The Green Nunhead, London, UK
2016, Freerange Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London, UK
2016, TMC Collective Showcase, Autograph ABP, London, UK
2014, Everything's A Document, University of Westminster, London, UK
2013, Migrant Voice’s Photo Exhibition, Migrant Voice, London, UK
2012, Southwest Fest Art Exhibition, House of Fraser, London, UK
Select Lectures & Talks
2019, Panel Speaker, ‘Photography on gender issues, strengths and limits’ , Imperial White City Incubator, London, UK
2016, Artist Talk, ‘Race, migration and the power and politics of storytelling through black audio and visual arts’, Autograph ABP, London, UK
2016, Artist Talk, ‘Standing together against domestic violence’, Supporting Refugee & Migrant Women EOU Annual Conference, London, UK