Top 10 Fantastic African Photographers To Follow On Instagram

Instagram provides a ready and far-reaching platform to showcase creativity to the world. Whatever you are doing and you want the world to know about it, the Instagram is a nice channel to use in reaching out to people. Some photographers in Africa are using the Instagram to present their creative talents to the world. These people know how to take good photographs as a life style. You need to see what these photographers are doing on instagram. Here’s a list of top 10 most fantastic African photographers you need to follow their works on instagram. The list compiled by innov8tive is truly amazing. Check it out.

1. South Africa Through My Eyes


South African through my Eyes is a collection of images curated using #southafricathroughmyeyes.

2. Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar


Looking through Ugandan Photographer, Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar, work, one gets a sense of pride, happiness and strength that is often missing from the usual photographs depicting Africa. Guaranteed to make your smile, his account is filled with everyday people, doing everyday things.

3. Andrew Esiebo


Using only a smartphone, Andrew Esiebo originally used photography as a way to categorize the “rapid development of urban Nigeria as well as the country’s rich culture and heritage’” His snapshots encapsulate a visual storytelling that is hard to find especially from a continent whose narrative is often misconstrued.

4. Mutua Matheka: Truthslinger


Photographers are people with the ability to see beauty, shapes and color where often it goes unnoticed. Kenyan photographer, Mutua Matheka is one such photographer. Each photo in his vast collection holds a story, a mystery and purpose – even more amazing that most are taken with a smart phone.

5. Everyday Africa


Everyday Africa is a photography project started by Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill as a way to “re-direct focus toward a more accurate understanding of what the majority of Africans experience on a day-to-day-basis: normal life.” Teaming together with a team of 18 photographers throughout the continent, photographers use their mobile phones to capture the everyday African life.

6. Sam Vox


Tanzanian photographer, Sam Vox is the kind of photographer that sees beauty in the ordinary. Balancing light, white space and composition, Sam’s Instagram account is the kind that makes you want to pack up your stuff and wander through the world with nothing but a camera and a passport.

7. Nasrin Suleiman: Nazy Xo 


Nasrin Suleiman is a Tanzanian photographer focusing of on her hometown, Zanzibar. Often shooting the landscape, people and little critters, Nasrin does an amazing job showcasing the character and beauty of Zanzibar.

8. African Cityzens


African Cityzens is an unassuming and powerful account by two visual artists “traveling through African by road, one city at a time.”

9. Christina Rizk
Christina Rizk is a photographer based in Cairo, Egypt whose images focus on the people and places she visits in her everyday life as a freelance photographer. Deeply personal and warm, Christina’s account is the kind that takes you on a journey through her life.

10. Ninky3


Not only does Egyptian photographer, Ninky3, produce great images, her shots are the kind that gives you a glimpse into the everyday life of an Egyptian.

You need to checkout these photographers on Instagram to see the amazing shots they’ve taken.

Source: innov8tive

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in a Nigerian University.

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  1. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    Nice Shots…..

  2. on my way to IG….
    finally photography is beautiful

  3. Good work has a way of speaking for themselves

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