"Throughout my photography journey it was clear I was always drawn to colour and the African woman (...) I quickly discovered an obsession with patterns which culminated in the Camo series. My images are a direct reflection of the warmth and friendliness of the people of Kenya." - Thandiwe Muriu
Thandiwe Muriu’s work showcases Africa’s unique mix of vibrant textiles, cultural practices, and beauty ideologies. Creating surreal illusions that are not digital manipulations but rather pure photography, she confronts issues surrounding identity and self-perception while seeking to redefine female empowerment through the application of her choice of materials, such as fabric and common household items.