Thandiwe Muriu

Thandiwe Muriu

Kenya
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Thandiwe Muriu

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Photography, Camo 42, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 42

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

$11,343

Photography, The Future is Today, Thandiwe Muriu

The Future is Today

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$13,612

Photography, The Perfect Masterpiece, Thandiwe Muriu

The Perfect Masterpiece

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$15,881

Photography, Rembeka, Thandiwe Muriu

Rembeka

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$15,881

Photography, Discord, Thandiwe Muriu

Discord

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 120 x 120 x 0.2 cm Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$14,746

Photography, Camo 2.0 4452, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4452

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.2 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$10,209

Photography, Camo 51, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 51

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$19,284

Photography, It Takes Imagination, Thandiwe Muriu

It Takes Imagination

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 70 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$10,209

Photography, Ascension, Thandiwe Muriu

Ascension

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 120 x 120 x 0.2 cm Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$19,284

Photography, Camo 47, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 47

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$7,940

Photography, Camo 13, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 13

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.3 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$11,343

Photography, Camo 2.0 4165, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4165

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$11,343

Photography, Camo 2.0 4322, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4322

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.3 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$9,075

Photography, Camo 32, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 32

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.2 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$11,343

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.5 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,496

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.5 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,496

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.5 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,496

Photography, Camo 45 II, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 45 II

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$10,209

Photography, The Secret of a Good Life, Thandiwe Muriu

The Secret of a Good Life

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$19,284

Photography, Welcome Home, Thandiwe Muriu

Welcome Home

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$19,284

Photography, Lab Closed. Creation in Progress, Thandiwe Muriu

Lab Closed. Creation in Progress

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$19,284

Photography, Beyond Birth, Thandiwe Muriu

Beyond Birth

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$7,940

Photography, Camo 45, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 45

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$13,612

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.5 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,496

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.5 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,496

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.5 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,496

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.5 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,496

Photography, Vitruvian Woman, Thandiwe Muriu

Vitruvian Woman

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$14,746

Photography, Camo 39, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 39

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

$15,881

Photography, Camo 2.04322, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.04322

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$9,075

Photography, Madam President, Thandiwe Muriu

Madam President

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$19,284

Photography, Treasures of Delight, Thandiwe Muriu

Treasures of Delight

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$14,746

Photography, Loyalty's Foundation, Thandiwe Muriu

Loyalty's Foundation

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,940

Photography, One heart, Many Languages, Thandiwe Muriu

One heart, Many Languages

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,940

Photography, Fortress of Wisdom, Thandiwe Muriu

Fortress of Wisdom

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,940

Photography, Joy Makes The Sun Rise, Thandiwe Muriu

Joy Makes The Sun Rise

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$11,343

Photography, Guardians Of History, Thandiwe Muriu

Guardians Of History

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$9,075

Photography, Pearls Of The Ocean, Thandiwe Muriu

Pearls Of The Ocean

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,940

Photography, A Love Letter To Myself, Thandiwe Muriu

A Love Letter To Myself

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$11,343

Photography, Imperfect Perfection, Thandiwe Muriu

Imperfect Perfection

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$11,343

Photography, Winds Of Change, Thandiwe Muriu

Winds Of Change

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$9,075

Photography, Victorious Dreams, Thandiwe Muriu

Victorious Dreams

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$10,209

Photography, Circles Of Love, Thandiwe Muriu

Circles Of Love

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$11,343

Photography, A Cycle of Joy, Thandiwe Muriu

A Cycle of Joy

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$11,343

Photography, Her Everlasting Legacy, Thandiwe Muriu

Her Everlasting Legacy

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 2 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$13,612

Photography, Mama Master Chef, Thandiwe Muriu

Mama Master Chef

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$10,209

Photography, Our Collective Beauty, Thandiwe Muriu

Our Collective Beauty

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$13,612

Photography, Sunday Best, Thandiwe Muriu

Sunday Best

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$13,612

Photography, Beauty Queen, Thandiwe Muriu

Beauty Queen

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$11,343

Photography, Brotherhood, Thandiwe Muriu

Brotherhood

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 120 x 120 x 0.2 cm Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$17,015

Photography, Unity, Thandiwe Muriu

Unity

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 120 x 120 x 0.2 cm Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$17,015

Photography, Camo 46, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 46

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$17,015

Photography, Camo 48, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 48

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$7,940

Photography, Camo 49, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 49

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$15,881

Photography, Camo 38, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 38

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

$15,881

Photography, Camo 24, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 24

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

$11,343

Photography, Camo 33, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 33

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 70 x 70 cm Photography - 27.6 x 27.6 inch

$10,209

Photography, Camo 34, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 34

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 70 x 70 cm Photography - 27.6 x 27.6 inch

$9,075

Photography, Camo 41, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 41

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 150 x 100 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 inch

$17,015

Photography, Camo 08, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 08

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.3 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$11,343

Biography

Since the age of 14, Thandiwe Muriu has been passionate about photography. Growing up in Kenya in an artistic family with a stylist sister and a talented pianist, she perfected her technique with inspiration from Vogue magazine during her teenage years. Encouraged by one of her sisters, she took up creative portraiture, taking advantage of the boom in social networking. Her talent was quickly noticed online, enabling her to land her first commission as a young talent.

At a time when photography was predominantly male-dominated, Thandiwe Muriu studied at business school while working alongside renowned photographers such as Mutua Matheka and Emmanuel Jambo. After graduating, she devoted herself entirely to fashion photography and, at the age of 23, signed her first contract for an international campaign.

Determined to highlight the natural beauty of black women, Thandiwe seeks to represent the criteria of black female beauty often absent from magazine covers. Her compositions highlight black skin and Afro hairstyles, recalling the glorious past of African empires through brightly colored fabrics. 

Thandiwe Muriu aims to be a role model for Kenya's new generation of committed women. Her “Camo" series (2015) is a defining step in her artistic approach, marking her ability to create surreal illusions without recourse to digital manipulation, using vibrant textiles and common household items. Through her art, she confronts issues of identity and self-perception, redefining the empowerment of African women.

In a career spanning just three years, Thandiwe Muriu's work has found its way into many major private and public collections, testifying to her atypical artistic journey and her significant impact on the world of photography.

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