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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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Photography, The Perfect Masterpiece, Thandiwe Muriu

The Perfect Masterpiece

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$15,706

Photography, Discord, Thandiwe Muriu

Discord

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$14,584

Photography, Camo 42, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 42

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

$11,219

Photography, It takes imagination, Thandiwe Muriu

It takes imagination

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$10,097

Photography, Rembeka, Thandiwe Muriu

Rembeka

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$8,975

Photography, Camo 2.0 4452, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4452

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$8,975

Photography, Camo 2.0 4322, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4322

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$7,853

Photography, Camo 51, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 51

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$19,072

Photography, Camo 18, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 18

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

$10,097

Photography, Ascension, Thandiwe Muriu

Ascension

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$19,072

Photography, Camo 47, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 47

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$7,853

Photography, Camo 15, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 15

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$10,097

Photography, Camo 43, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 43

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$16,828

Photography, Camo 13, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 13

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$11,219

Photography, Camo 2.0 4165, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4165

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch

$11,219

Photography, CAMO 32, Thandiwe Muriu

CAMO 32

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$10,097

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,468

Photography, Sunday Best, Thandiwe Muriu

Sunday Best

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$11,219

Photography, Camo 08, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 08

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$10,097

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,468

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,468

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,468

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,468

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,468

Photography, A cycle of joy, Thandiwe Muriu

A cycle of joy

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$11,219

Photography, Camo 30, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 30

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 inch

$16,828

Photography, Fortress of wisdom, Thandiwe Muriu

Fortress of wisdom

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, Beyond Birth, Thandiwe Muriu

Beyond Birth

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, Joy Makes The Sun Rise, Thandiwe Muriu

Joy Makes The Sun Rise

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$10,097

Photography, The Queen's Speech, Thandiwe Muriu

The Queen's Speech

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, Guardians Of History, Thandiwe Muriu

Guardians Of History

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, Pearls Of The ocean, Thandiwe Muriu

Pearls Of The ocean

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, A Love Letter To Myself, Thandiwe Muriu

A Love Letter To Myself

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$8,975

Photography, Victorious Dreams, Thandiwe Muriu

Victorious Dreams

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, Circles Of Love, Thandiwe Muriu

Circles Of Love

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$8,975

Photography, Unity, Thandiwe Muriu

Unity

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$19,072

Photography, Camo 24, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 24

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

$11,219

Photography, Camo 34, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 34

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 27.6 x 27.6 inch

$8,975

Photography, Camo 2.0 4415, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 4415

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$8,975

Photography, Prized Possessions, Thandiwe Muriu

Prized Possessions

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch

$2,468

Photography, Camo 06, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 06

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$8,975

Photography, Loyalty's Foundation, Thandiwe Muriu

Loyalty's Foundation

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, One heart, many languages, Thandiwe Muriu

One heart, many languages

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, And Then She Bloomed, Thandiwe Muriu

And Then She Bloomed

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, Imperfect Perfection, Thandiwe Muriu

Imperfect Perfection

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$10,097

Photography, The Power Of Together, Thandiwe Muriu

The Power Of Together

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$11,219

Photography, Winds Of Change, Thandiwe Muriu

Winds Of Change

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$7,853

Photography, Her everlasting legacy, Thandiwe Muriu

Her everlasting legacy

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$11,219

Photography, Mama master chef, Thandiwe Muriu

Mama master chef

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$10,097

Photography, Beauty Queen, Thandiwe Muriu

Beauty Queen

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$11,219

Photography, Brotherhood, Thandiwe Muriu

Brotherhood

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$16,828

Photography, Camo 46, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 46

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$16,828

Photography, Camo 43, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 43

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$10,097

Photography, Camo 48, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 48

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$7,853

Photography, Camo 33, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 33

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 27.6 x 27.6 inch

$10,097

Photography, Camo 41, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 41

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 inch

$16,828

Photography, Camo 14, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 14

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$7,853

Photography, Camo 01, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 01

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$11,219

Photography, Camo 2.0 3953, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 2.0 3953

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$11,219

Photography, Camo 4, Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 4

Thandiwe Muriu

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$8,975

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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.

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, Colorful photo compositions, Harlem Renaissance, Textile artists, Avant-garde artists, Black Arts Movement, Spiral Group