Hello, I'm Kwena b. 1987, from Johannesburg based in Y̶a̶n̶g̶o̶n̶. Chiang Mai.
I have been photographing since my intensive studies in technical analogue photography 14 years ago and I am seriously looking to get published. My body of work just keeps expanding and needs a book into which it can spill.
My process is such that I constantly shoot what is around me, then later compile the images to to reveal a pattern in nature, behaviour, culture; or to narrate a fiction using real-life captures.
I identify as a photo artist. I can do editorial, but only shoot celluloid.
All the art is already in my thoughts
It is vindicated by my observations
Which I compose in photographs
that exist in instant-infinite tension
Apart from my photography,
I work remotely in the arts and culture sector, independently for many years before, but now in the development space. I am currently working on the institutional development of an arts fund, for which I am the former grant manager, whose beneficiaries are exclusively from Myanmar. I am open to work remotely on other such projects, as well as get involved in Global South exchanges.
+66 809 902 978
For media outlets, the limited use of my images starts at $250.
For supporters and collectors, images start at $650 neg.
I accept Ether and tokens at kwena.eth
I accept Paypal, credit card transfers and cash
I can postmail prints to wherever you are, gratis.
Thank you for stopping by :)
**Portraits are approved for use prior to sale by the subject. Sale not guaranteed.