Boniface Mwangi is an award winning Kenyan Photo-Activist. For four years he held a staff photography position at The Standard, the second largest Kenyan newspaper, taking on various assignments of increasing responsibility in a number of countries. Boniface became the eye of Kenyans during the 2007 post-election violence and showed courage and compassion to capture thousands of images; some so gory they could not be published. In 2009 Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Clinton wrote a letter commending Boniface for his work during the post-election violence and stated: “Your photography is absolutely stunning and tells an important and powerful story for the world to hear.” His work has appeared in virtually all the important newspapers in the world, from The New York Times to The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Boston Globe and the BBC Focus on Africa magazine among other International publications. He holds a Diploma in Print Journalism from the East African School of Journalism and studied Human Rights and documentary photography at New York University. He has been recognized as a Magnum Photography Fellow and twice as the CNN Multichoice Africa Photojournalist of the Year, Future Africa Awards in Advocacy among other awards. He is the youngest Prince Claus Laureate and is currently a Senior TED Fellow. New African Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2014. Time magazine recognised him as Next Generation Leader in 2015.
Boniface runs Pawa 254 a collaborative hub for creatives in Kenya where journalists, artists and activists meet to find innovative ways of achieving social change.
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