Osborne Macharia

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Osborne Macharia is a self-taught photographer who describes his style as afrofuturism. His work is governed by 2 key elements; cultural identity and fiction. Through storytelling and social inclusion, he addresses themes such as inclusion, gender and care for the elderly. He repurposes the post-colonial African narrative through interrogating the past and the present aspirations of people of colour in order to highlight and present the complexities of identity. His clients have included Disney, Samsung, MTV Base and Forbes. His work has been featured in international publications including Vogue Italia, BBC, i-D and CNN. In 2018, he was commissioned to produce artwork for the London Premiere of Marvel’s Black Panther and served as judge at the Cannes Lion 2018 Festival.