Moja Africa

Louisa's latest exhibition collection was named MOJA AFRICA, the Swahili term for One Africa. A powerful series of portraits and timeless favourites that celebrate and explore female empowerment, adornment and community as self-expression.

Her next collaboration on May 25th 2018, is a fundraiser event with non for profit organisation So They Can. Louisa will be exhibiting pieces from her Moja Africa collection.

So They Can work together with communities especially women in Kenya and Tanzania to educate and empower, so they can break the poverty cycle, realise their own potential and meet their own needs. 30% of all exhibition sales will be donated to this worthy cause. 

 

BIO

Louisa was raised in Nairobi, Kenya, surrounded by a rich tapestry of cultural diversity that has informed her creative expression. Her black and white images reflect an intimacy in her subjects that leaves one with a deep sense of nostalgia of times gone by.

5% of profits from all sales are donated to Operation Fistula that treats obstetric fistula with cost effective and restorative surgery, a cause that Louisa is incredibly passionate about. 

Over the past decade, Louisa has been involved in several solo and joint exhibitions in London and Sydney. Her exhibition Out of Africa was a resounding success, with Patron of the Arts, James Erskine (of Liverpool Street Gallery in Sydney) buying up the entire collection before opening.

Louisa’s work has had stellar reviews in Rise Art-ART Speak, by New York curator Lori Zimmer, naming Louisa’s black and white fine art portraits as a ‘modern classic to own’.

Her beautiful photography has also been published internationally gracing the front covers and pages of popular magazines, newspapers and coffee table books. Africa Geographic Year Book, Africa Geographic mag, CNN, Capture Magazine, The Daily Mail, UK Telegraph and Pro Photo magazine to name a few.

Louisa presently lives and works as a freelance photographer based out of Sydney.

EXHIBITIONS

YEAREXHIBITION
2017MOJA AFRICA - Solo Exhibition, Totem Road, Paddington
2017Curated X - Group Collaboration, Totem Road, Paddington
2017​Finalist in Head on Portrait Prize, Australia’s most critically acclaimed photographic portrait competition
2016Odyssey - Solo show, Perth
2013Out of Africa II - Bondi Pavilion, Sydney
2012King Cross Arts Guild Photography Prize – Kings Cross
2012Nudes – Group show - Tap gallery, Darlinghurst
2012One Life - International photography competition – Online gallery
2006Papua New Guinea – Solo Exhibition Blender gallery, Paddington
2006Man and Beast – Group Show - Albury Cellar Gallery
2005Affordable Art Show – represented by CP gallery
2005Out Of Africa – Solo exhibition - Bondi Pavilion Sydney
20041-2-3 Media – Group show- represented by Brenda Colahan Fine Art. Domayne Design Centre, Alexandria
2004Skin Deep – Solo exhibition – Middle Bar – Taylor Square, Sydney
2004Emergents – Group show – CP Gallery, Paddington
2003Nikon Award – (Group show for the 24 finalists) – Australian Centre of Photography
2000Primo - Solo exhibition, Earlsfield, London
2000Won ‘Travel Photo of the Year’ competition, category ‘Face to Face’. Largest of it’s kind in Britain at the time

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