Passionate about photography since the age of 14, Thandiwe Muriu grew up in Kenya in an artistically marked family, surrounded by a beautician sister and a next virtuoso pianist. She honed her visual work during her younger years, influenced by Vogue magazine and the tasteful prescriptions of the front page of this women’s magazine.
Thandiwe Muriu accepts one of her sisters as a model and tries to represent her in any opportunity. It is the time of the rise of social networks, her photos meet an incredible success and lead her to sign her first order as a young talent.
Uncommon lady in the climate then, reserved for men, she seeks higher education in a business school and works at the same time with Mutua Matheka or Emmanuel Jambo.
After graduation, excited about the eighth art, she devoted herself absolutely to design photography and, at 23, signed her most memorable deal for an international campaign.
Like her fellow citizens, she has to highlight the magnificence of the women she identifies with. Her theses are related to the magnificence measures of a darkish mentality. The fundamental role models for the African readership in the interior and diaspora are always absent from the front pages of magazines.
Likewise, she is sublime with her specialty, black skin and afro hairstyles that should be valued like never before. The photographer also reconnects with the beautiful past of the African kingdoms by using texture, declined in frank and distinctive varieties, which envelops her subjects.
Unfettered, energetic, she wishes to lead a new era of visionary women in Kenyan business through her specialty, which will certainly compensate for a motivating history for the vast majority of them.
For Thandiwe Muriu, her “Camo” series created in 2015 is a particularly private accomplishment denoting an unequivocal step in her inventive cycle.