Silver 2022 / Editorial / General News

Artists From The Slums. Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Photographer
    Roberto Nistri
  • Agency / Studio
    www.robertonistri.com
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/General News

In the slums of Nairobi, new forms of resistance from below were born and developed, which use beauty and art as tools of awareness, redemption and social antagonism. Lunga Lunga is a slum located on the edge of the polluted industrial area of the city. Here the artistic collective Wajukuu was born in 2003. Today, the collective includes painters, sculptors and musicians, who have created installations, artworks and a school of art for the children. Their works, often hallucinated visions of of a dystopian and violent urban universe, combined with element of the African visual tradition.

Hi is a graduated in Biological Sciences, who has transformed his passion for photography into a career. At the beginning as a wildlife photographe. Then, extending his professional prospects to travel and documentary photography. As a professional who worked with a large number of italian and international magazine. In his many travels he has focused on the documentation of ethnic groups and peoples who are threatened by progress and by particular political and social conditions in Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Tanzania, North Ireland, Burkina Faso, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lebanon.