Biko Wesa

Biko Wesa (b. 1992) is an artist and documentary photographer from Kilifi, Kenya.

His work focuses on issues related to identity, cultural anthropology and emerging issues in his country and abroad. He started his career in photography in 2012 and later started pursuing personal projects. In 2015, he attended a week-long Canon workshop with Gary Knight, which drew him into visual storytelling and documentary photography. Biko was selected by the World Press Photo as a participant of the East Africa Masterclass in 2016, and was recently among 150 photographers worldwide who attended the 2017 New York Portfolio Review.

His work has been published in Christina Angell Anderson’s book “After 5: A Photographic Journey in Kenya.” His work has also been exhibited in the Museum of Drug Policy in New York and the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Biko is represented by Native Agency.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Biko Wesa

Smallest Library in Africa

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“The Smallest Library in Africa” tells the story of Peter Otieno, a Kenyan visionary who saw the need to fill the education gap and address one of the main problems in the Mugure slums of Baba Dogo-Nairobi, Kenya: access to books.

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