Kabir Dhanji

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Kabir Dhanji

Kabir Dhanji is a Kenyan born photojournalist based out of Nairobi, Kenya, and has worked primarily across Africa and Australia.

Kabir is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and majors in Art History and Theory, and in Film Studies. He is a self-taught photographer, with what he describes as a “skewed lens, that is constantly and forever learning to see and see again.”

His international assignments, for the most part, have focussed on reportage from conflict geographies and humanitarian crisis across the continent of Africa. He has covered famine, conflict, and piracy in Somalia, civil-war in the Sudan, war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and political unrest, terrorism, cattle raiding, poaching, and tribal clashes in Kenya.

Kabir’s body of work has breath outside of war and human struggle, and he has documented and continues to document cultures and ways of life in Africa, Australia, and elsewhere. He has travelled widely over extended periods of time photographing nomadic peoples in Kenya, Ethiopia, and the outreaches of North Africa. Kabir also spent a number of years in Australia based in the outback, working for the rural and national press, and documenting the rodeo. He also continues to spend time exploring surf coasts across Africa and Australia and has been published variously in international surf magazines.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Times, Le Monde, the Wall Street Journal, The Australian, and the Washington Post amongst other publications.


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