ABOUT CRAFTING KENYA

In September 2014, Wanja Laiboni embarked on a month-long journey around Kenya teaming up with professional photographer, Anthony Bourrasseau, to document Kenya’s rich crafts heritage via photography. The result was over 3,000 professional photographs of Kenya’s contemporary and traditional crafts, and its artisans. We then organized a Crafting Kenya public photography exhibition at the Alliance Française de Nairobi, the French cultural center in Nairobi, from December 2nd to 18th 2015.

What started as a mission to create photographic content of Kenya's crafts heritage has evolved into something larger.

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“African societies contain cultural riches that are bubbling up to embrace the opportunities offered by new technologies and commercial markets [...]. Yet, the African [cultural goods] market is poorly structured and cultural goods are largely provided through the informal economy.”
— World Creative, Global Map of Creative and Cultural Industries
 

 

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

From Nairobi to New York. From Lamu to Lima. Such was the geographical breadth of the community of people that made Crafting Kenya a success. 

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TECHNIQUES & MATERIALS

Defiant resourcefulness is at the heart of the creativity and dynamism of Kenya's craft sector.

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