The Kenya Photography Awards recognized top photographers in the country at a gala night held at the Kenyatta International Conference Center, on Tuesday.
Organized by the Photography Association of Kenya and PAWA 254 the awards recorded over 1200 entries in seven different categories – news, daily life, sports, nature, portraiture, creative and most promising young photographer.
Presenting the award at the event, Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga, a photography enthusiast, noted that the awards were formulated by young creative minds to nurture, appreciate and recognize excellence in communication through the language of photography.
“It is also a platform to showcase the best of contemporary Kenyan photography as well as encourage professionalism in the discipline,” added Chief Justice, Dr. Mutunga.
The Kenya Photography Awards is the first event of its kind in Kenya, which celebrates excellence in photography, and awarded in total, KSh 1 million, to its winners.