ugandan-born, nairobi-based photographer sarah waiswa captures the contemporary faces of africa

February 23, 2017

We’re loving the work of Ugandan-born, Nairobi-based photographer Sarah Waiswa. Waiswa is a documentary and portrait photog whose work centers around identity, specifically the ‘New African Identity’, which is the contemporary faces and places of the continent. Waiswa, who describes herself as The Afrohemian Nomad, use photography to highlight the local, and refreshing, images of beauty seen all across Africa. Below are some of our favorite of Waiswa’s portraits, but be sure to follow her on Instagram for the gorgeous landscapes and street shots.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at