8 photographers + filmmakers you should know!

Soul Alphabet / 7th June 2019

From intimate family portraits to fashion photography activists; these photographers and film makers are producing work that is both mesmerizing and politically charged. Fusing candid cinematography shots with breathtaking compositions, here’s a list of photographers and filmmakers taking up space on your Instagram feeds.

Marvin Twesigye / Nairobi, Kenya

Twesigye is a Ugandan Photographer who captures candid moments of his friends, the streets of Kampala, the nightlife of Nairobi and the friendly faces in his neighbourhood.

Follow Marvin’s work: https://www.instagram.com/marvintwesigye/

Chiluba Young aka Bushwilloww / Perth, Australia

Over the past year, Chiluba- artistically known as Bushwilloww has continued to push the #blackgirlsonfilm movement. Her work explores the beauty in being a black woman. The lack of diversity and representation of black women in the media continues to be her creative strong point. She’s also the creative director and content contributor of Soul Alphabet.

Follow Chiluba’s work: https://www.instagram.com/bushwilloww/

Jane Inyang / Canberra, Australia

Jane Inyang is a multidisciplinary artist who experiments her creativity through photography, film and music (dj). She founded Lush Club a production house that creates short dystopian satire films to interviews about Afrikan Feminism . She just premiered her new film “One Shot” Which explores the millennial obsession of Instagram influencers and taking the perfect selfie.

Follow Jane’s work on: https://www.instagram.com/jane.inyang/ + https://www.instagram.com/lxshclxb/

Ruth Ruach / Melbourne, Australia

Ruach is a South Sudanese artist based in Melbourne. Her work has been exhibited in art galleries across Melbourne and She’s also a poet, event organiser and she’s part of a generation that’s transforming the Melbourne arts and culture scene into a more inclusive space.

Follow Ruach’s work: https://www.instagram.com/ruthruach/

Mulalo Molaudzi / Melbourne, Australia

Fashion photography over the years has evolved and we have seen a change in the fashion industry in terms of diversity. With Rihana’s latest partnership with LVMH to Adut Akech’s model of the year win, more creatives of colour are taking up space in the fashion industry and changing it for the better. Molaudzi is a Melbourne based photographer that is pushing the boundaries of fashion photography in Australia.

Follow Moluadzi’s work: https://www.instagram.com/mulalomolaudzi/ + http://www.mulalomolaudzi.com

Mucyo Gasana / Florence, Italy

“GIAWOC - GOD IS A WOMEN OF COLOUR” is the title of Gasana’s ongoing project which celebrates the beauty of all women of colour. The project is an ode to the women that have shaped Gasana into the man that he is today.

Follow Gasana’s work: https://www.instagram.com/dailyinteractions/ + https://www.mucyogasana.net/

Nathan Mbouebe / Brussels, Belgium

Mbouebe trip back to Cameroon captures intimate moments of his family. His project ‘Important Pictures’. create a youthful nostalgic feel through the use of color and composition.

Follow Mbouebe’s work: https://www.instagram.com/freejoe96/ + https://www.behance.net/nathanmbouebe

Gate of Tears / Brisbane, Australia

“To be formless like water and have the ability to be shape by one’s surroundings but to never change the true character within you. To be united with ones present and past self for the remembrance of where and when the growth commenced.” - Gate of Tears. Storytelling has always been linked to photography and Gate of Tears is one of the photographers pushing forward Visual poetry. She has also taken this a step further by lauching an online magazine that publishes collaborative work with photographers and poets.

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