Khadija M. Farah
I am a freelance photographer based in Nairobi. Being from a culture whose history is largely oral, storytelling has been an influential aspect of my life. My father was and still is the greatest storyteller I have ever known, teaching me everything about my people through this medium. He is also the main reason I picked up a camera—I was never a great orator so I, instead, sought to create “primary sources” by visualizing our history.
Photography that provides a ‘light bulb moment’ or challenges public discourse on a subject is extremely important. So often, when people tell African stories, they either belong in the "Africa rising" or "Africa falling" narratives. Although both are valid, it's often very limiting. I'm so glad to see the rise of the "everyday Africa" narrative especially when told by Africans. These are the kinds of stories I seek to tell.
Other than photography, I'm a lifelong Liverpool F.C. supporter, jumpsuit enthusiast, and lover of spiced tea. Available for assignments worldwide. Contact me!