Kenya’s first professional photography awards celebrates excellence

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The Kenya Photography Awards recognized top photographers in the country at a gala night held at the Kenyatta International Conference Center, on Tuesday.

Organized by the Photography Association of Kenya and PAWA 254 the awards recorded over 1200 entries in seven different categories – news, daily life, sports, nature, portraiture, creative and most promising young photographer.

Presenting the award at the event, Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga, a photography enthusiast, noted that the awards were formulated by young creative minds to nurture, appreciate and recognize excellence in communication through the language of photography.

“It is also a platform to showcase the best of contemporary Kenyan photography as well as encourage professionalism in the discipline,” added Chief Justice, Dr. Mutunga.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

 News Photographer of the year 2013 – Georgina Goodwin

 Daily Life Photographer of the year 2013- David Mutua 

Nature Photographer of the year 2013-  Karim Kara 

Portraiture Photographer of the year 2013-  Thandiwe Muiru 

Creative Photographer of the year 2013 -Joe Kiragu 

Sports Photographer of the year 2013 – Thomas Mukoya 

Young Photographer of the year 2013 -Thandiwe Muriu and Louis Nderi

Photographer of the year 2013-Thomas Mukoya

The Kenya Photography Awards is the first event of its kind in Kenya, which celebrates excellence in photography, and awarded in total, KSh 1 million, to its winners.

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