Boniface Mwangi; A photographer-cum-activist who could not resist the call to activism after witnessing first-hand the brutality that disadvantaged Kenyans in the wake of the Post- Election Violence in 2008. He then established Picha Mtaani a traveling photography exhibition telling of the violence and attracting more than 2 million people. The tour of the exhibition offered a platform for individual reflection, honest dialogue, interpersonal healing and community reconciliation.
He has twice won the CNN Multichoice Africa Photojournalist of the Year Award and is the youngest Prince Claus Laureate. New African Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2014 and 2016 and he is also a senior TED Fellow. Time magazine recognized him as a Next Generation Leader in 2015 and he was selected as Kenya’s Top 40 under 40 men 2016.
He continues to wage a spirited campaign against oppressive establishments. Although at one point he stood alone, today his movement has gained traction with many – inspired by his vision and consistency – adding their voices to champion for a better Kenya.
Boniface and his wife Njeri Mwangi are the loving parents of 3 adorable children.
He is the author of Unbounded – a poignant and riveting memoir that captures his incredible journey.Leave a reply