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Passionate about photography since the age of 14, Thandiwe Muriu grew up in Kenya in a family marked by art, surrounded by a sister who is a stylist and a second one, a virtuoso pianist. She refined her photographic practice during her teenage years, influenced by Vogue magazine and the aesthetic canons in the front page of this women's publication. She took one of her sisters as a model and tried to portrait her with complete freedom.  It is the time of the rise of social networks, her photographs meet a great success and lead her to sign her first commission as a young talent.

Rare woman in the environment then reserved exclusively for men, she pursues higher education in business school and works simultaneously with Mutua Matheka or Emmanuel Jambo.

After graduation, passionate about the 8th art, she dedicates herself definitively to fashion photography and at the age of 23, signs her first contract for an international campaign.

Like her fellow citizens, it is important for her to highlight the natural beauty of women with whom she identifies herself. Her compositions are in keeping with the beauty criteria of a black femininity. Essential models for the African readership at home and from the diaspora too often absent from the front pages of magazines.

Also, she sublimates through her art, black skin and afro hairstyles that deserve to be more than ever valued. Moreover, the photographer reconnects with the glorious past of African empires by using fabric, declined in frank and vivid colors enveloping her subjects.

Determined, passionate, she wishes to spearhead a new generation of committed women entrepreneurs in Kenya through her art, destined to write an inspiring story for many of them. Next challenge? To photograph a cover of Vogue.

She considers the series entitled "Camo" (2015) as a particularly personal achievement marking a decisive stage in her artistic process.

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Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 20, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 20, 2021 23.6 x 15.7 inch Photography

$3,198

Our recommendations Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 42, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 42, 2022 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$12,793

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 37, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 37, 2022 35.4 x 23.6 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 38, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 38, 2022 35.4 x 23.6 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 24, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 24, 2022 35.4 x 23.6 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 33, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 33, 2021 27.6 x 27.6 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 39, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 39, 2022 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$12,793

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 23, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 23, 2021 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$12,793

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 36, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 36, 2022 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$12,793

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 34, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 34, 2022 47.2 x 47.2 inch Photography

$12,793

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 35, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 35, 2022 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$12,793

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 41, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 41, 2022 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$12,793

Our recommendations Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 2.0 4452, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4452, 2018 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$5,650

Our recommendations Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 15, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 15, 2021 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Our recommendations Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 13, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 13, 2021 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Our recommendations Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 2.0 4165, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4165, 2015 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Our recommendations Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 18, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 18, 2021 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 08, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 08, 2021 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 14, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 14, 2021 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 01, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 01, 2015 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 2.0 3953, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 3953, 2015 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 4, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 4, 2015 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 06, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 06, 2015 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 02, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 02, 2015 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 2.0 4322, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4322, 2015 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 2.0 4415, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4415, 2018 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 27, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 27, 2021 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$12,793

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 30, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 30, 2021 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$12,793

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 11, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 11, 2021 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Photography

$6,396

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 16, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 16, 2021 35.4 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch Photography

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Thandiwe Muriu, Child's Play, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Child's Play, 2019 59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch Photography

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Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 16, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 16, 2021 46.5 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch Photography

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Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 05, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 05, 2015 59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch Photography

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Passionate about photography since the age of 14, Thandiwe Muriu grew up in Kenya in a family marked by art, surrounded by a sister who is a stylist and a second one, a virtuoso pianist. She refined her photographic practice during her teenage years, influenced by Vogue magazine and the aesthetic canons in the front page of this women's publication. She took one of her sisters as a model and tried to portrait her with complete freedom.  It is the time of the rise of social networks, her photographs meet a great success and lead her to sign her first commission as a young talent.

Rare woman in the environment then reserved exclusively for men, she pursues higher education in business school and works simultaneously with Mutua Matheka or Emmanuel Jambo.

After graduation, passionate about the 8th art, she dedicates herself definitively to fashion photography and at the age of 23, signs her first contract for an international campaign.

Like her fellow citizens, it is important for her to highlight the natural beauty of women with whom she identifies herself. Her compositions are in keeping with the beauty criteria of a black femininity. Essential models for the African readership at home and from the diaspora too often absent from the front pages of magazines.

Also, she sublimates through her art, black skin and afro hairstyles that deserve to be more than ever valued. Moreover, the photographer reconnects with the glorious past of African empires by using fabric, declined in frank and vivid colors enveloping her subjects.

Determined, passionate, she wishes to spearhead a new generation of committed women entrepreneurs in Kenya through her art, destined to write an inspiring story for many of them. Next challenge? To photograph a cover of Vogue.

She considers the series entitled "Camo" (2015) as a particularly personal achievement marking a decisive stage in her artistic process.

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What is Thandiwe Muriu’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Contemporary Feminist Artists, Top Selling Young Artists of the Year, African Aesthetic, Emerging Black Artists