From L-R: images by Lyra Aoko, Thandiwe Muriu, Namsa Leuba, and Keyezua.

Recently on Twitter, the Ugandan-born Kenya-based photographer Sarah Waiswa gave us a curation of stunning photos by African female photographers. It is a long thread, containing brief introductions to the artists and their projects, with photos from said projects. Among photographers whose work were tweeted are Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali, South African artist and visual activist Zanele Muholi, Angolan artist Keyezua, and Guinean Swiss photographer and art director Namsa Leuba.

Waiswa, whose own photography has been praised for images that “take risks, and speak to danger and subversion,” was a co-winner of the inaugural Gerald Kraak Prize in 2017 for her collection, “Stranger in a Familiar Land,” as well as the winner of the 2016 Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award.

We are unsure what prompted the visual fest, but we are loving every bit of it. Few things are better than African female artists rooting for each other.

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Sarah Waiswa. Image from sarahwaiswa.com.

See her tweets below.

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See the rest of the highlighted work on Sarah Waiswa’s Twitter.