Kenya Photography Awards Shortlist Revealed

36 photographers have been nominated as finalists for the 2018 Kenya Photography Awards.

They were nominated under 6 different categories: News, Daily Life, Sports, Nature, Creative and Portraiture.

The 36 were nominated following a rigorous judging process by top judges in the photography industry.

During this year’s edition, judges did not shortlist anyone in the humanitarian/documentary category as no entry passed the litmus test, they say to warrant short listing.

The following are nominees in the six different categories:


Daniel Irungu

Thomas Mukoya

Enos Teche Okusi


Daily life

Peter Ndung’u Kamau

Gerald Anderson

Brian Otieno

Patrick Biwott

Gamba Kizito

Nashon Otieno



Larry Asego

Abdiwahid Abdikadir Abdiwahid

Kevin Onnoka

Shah Pareet



David Kariuki Njogu

Neha Manoj Shah

Alvi Suhaib

Evans Ogeto

Sushil Chauhan

Ali Tanvir Mohsin

Abdulrahman Mutuma

Mauhoobah Mardhiyya Butt

Boniface Kimani Muthoni



Austin Odunga

Brian Otieno

Richard Allela



Nicholas Zavier

Dan Kiptoo

Stephen Maithya

Alloys Iteba

Phoebe Apondi

Patrick Mwaura K.

Curtis Obimbo A.

Jared Gichohi

Elie Shikuku O.

Organized by PAWA 254, the Kenya Photography Awards seek to not only reward excellence in the discipline but also promote and improve photography standards in the country.

Winners will be announced at an awards gala night on July 8th 2018 at the Kenya Cultural Centre

Visit KPA2018 for more details.

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