Q&A-Q for Queer, 
A for Africa

A Visual Celebration of LGBTQI+ People Throughtout Africa

I embarked on a journey to photograph LGBTQI+ people living in different corners of the African continent. My main purpose with this series was not to portray African queer people in a victimized or somber light like they usually are portrayed in most media. Instead, I wanted to celebrate and empower them through portraits that were more artistic, abstract and intimate. I’ve consciously taken on a personal mission to use photography and storytelling to highlight the beauty of Afro-communities and other marginalized groups that I feel inspired by and connected to across the world. For the first part of this series, I visited three countries in East Africa - Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. It is no secret that homosexuality is a highly controversial subject in most of the African continent, but I was lucky enough to encounter some young queer voices who were not afraid to expose their faces in public and who craved to be celebrated and form part of this series. 

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