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Monday, 1 May 2017

Magadi: Osborne Macharia's Latest Work Featuring a Group of Former Female Circumcisers

By Stella WaAfrika



Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia is a it again with his granny inspired work. You may remember his work featuring the Kenyan league of extraordinary grannies. This time around his work focuses on a group of former female circumcisers.  Macharia is a self-taught commercial photographer whose focus is digital photography and advertising, with a bachelors degree in architecture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

He says this is the story of a group of former female circumcisers living in the vast salty plains of lake Magadi who abandoned their former practice and took up Ethnic Fashion as an alternative livelihood. They now shelter young girls escaping early marriage, teaching them on fashion skills such as styling, fashion design, print work and modeling for both local and international runways.

He further adds,"Little is known about them till now…"





Credits:

Props + Styling + Production / Kevo Abbra
Styling Assistant / Paul Kyalo
Make Up Artist / Valary Mdeizi
Jewelry / Jackie Chirchir
Hair Stylist / Richard Kinyua + Corrine Muthoni
Assistants / Victor Ndalo + Emmanuel Thuo.

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