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Light-Journal ‘Departure’ Issue

My ‘S_PACE‘ series is featured in the high quality Fine Arts Photography & Poetry Magazine Light Journal in its ‘Departure’ issue.

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24 Oct 2017

Gente Di Fotografia

The Italian magazine ‘Gente Di Fotografia‘ which is only sold in Italian bookstores and a very high quality (border line book) magazine is going to feature my ‘BOaRD‘, ‘S_PACE‘ and ‘Away’ series.  They also told me I will land the back cover with this photo from the ‘Away’ series.  Will let you know when the issue is going to be out.

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15 Aug 2017

Creative Quarterly top 100 for “A Quiet Moment”

“A Quiet Moment” was voted one of the top 100 winners in Creative Quarterly 2016 and will be published in a book later this year.

 

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9 Jun 2017

Winner “The Independent Photographer”

One of my East Africa Portraits was a winner in “The Photo Independent” competition which means there will be an exhibit in Berlin at the end of the year.

 

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9 Jun 2017

Shortlisted for Communication Art 2017

I was shortlisted for the CommArt 2017 award with one photo from my ‘allONE’ series in the ‘For Sale’ category.

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4 May 2017

Selected for the ‘top 100’ Creative Quarterly Book

My Image “A (quiet) Moment” was selected for the Top 100 CQ coffee table book for 2017.

 

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7 Mar 2017

Creative Quarterly 47- Runner Up

My image “Crossing” was selected as the runner up in the Creative Quarterly 47 issue.

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7 Mar 2017

First Place in APA National 2016 Awards

Just found out that one of my portraits from the “Evidence of Resilience” series won First Price in the ‘Fine Art’ category in the 2016 in the American  Photographic Artists 2016 Awards (APA).

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7 Sep 2016

Fotografiska- Exhibit

I found out that my Eastern Africa portrait series “Evidence of Resilience” will be part of the “Hostsalongen 2016” this fall in Stockholm (30 Sept thru 20 Nov).

Kintobo_Rwanda_PortrKintobo #03Eastern Africa Portraits

 

 

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13 Jul 2016

Review of My Eastern Africa Portraits by LensCulture

Kintobo #01I find this work visually compelling. I love your use of color and light and the painterly quality that you bring to the images. I like that the subjects are shown as full human beings. I love how your lighting makes the subjects appear as if they are perhaps in a studio and that there is this vague sense of performance in the pictures. I think this is really important and counter-acts the usual pictures of African suffering we are used to seeing. I find it so exciting to see work like this. So often I find myself highly critical of the ways in which we from the West tend to view Africans as needing our pity or that the photographer feels that it is his/her job to show people how awful things are which often creates sympathy and a certain kind of awareness at the price of the humanity of the subjects. I found myself recently reading Susie Linfields Cruel Radiance which you may find interesting. As always I do think its important to consider what it means to photograph people who have been victimized in a way that gives them agency. I suggest you pick this book up if you haven’t already, a companion piece with a quite different but I believe complementary perspective is Susan Sontag’s “Regarding the Pain of Others”. I am finding myself wanting to see a lot more of these pictures, I want to enter these pictures and their richness and beauty the way I want to enter a beautifully illustrated book. I
I would however like more information and more pictures, I feel that if these are to be connected to the idea of the micro grants I’d like to know more, perhaps not specifically related to the photos, but I would love a poetic text that could give me some more information about this area and these people and what is happening with them. Perhaps you would consider working with a creative writer? I don’t know its just an idea, your pictures have a poetic aspect to them and it would make sense to have a good poetic writer.
While I can see the editorial use of this work I would encourage you to put your work forth within a fine art context. I would suggest that you do this aware of the complexities of post-colonialism and the western view of the other. I would love to see this work extend to other cultures and people (without ending up as some kind of Disney view of the world). I think there has to be more awareness of what happens in Africa and somehow more connections. I think your work helps. Really the bottom line is that I want to see more and to see you paired up with a poetic (ideally central African) writer.
If you haven’t you should read “The Fisherman” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/books/review/the-fishermen-by-chigozie-obioma.html?_r=0
http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo5929941.html

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26 Apr 2016