In the early nineties a group of young Kenyan photographers set up their photo studio near the ferry which links the Old Town of Mombasa with the mainland. They called themselves the Likony Ferry Photographers. They included Boniface Wandera, Sheba Anyango, H.O. Oundo, Francis Muskoya, Simon Kiundu, Jay Ngao, Patrick Situma, Philedlis Omalia, John Kariuki, Sammy Njuguna and Sebastian Papa. Almost all of them came to the coast as migrants from West or Central Africa. In their studios the photographers collected various objects such as sofas, wall hangings, signs, plastic flowers and garlands, creating environments which served as ever-changing simulations of a festive home away from home. Their clientele consists mainly of work migrants and African tourists.
Author: House of World Cultures
This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.
A Century of Photographic Standpoints
(15 January 00 - 12 March 00)