Namanga Series

Osborne Macharia
2017
Africa Art | African Art | Osborne Macharia | Namanga 1

Kenyan-born visual artist Osborne Macharia is known for creating photographs that inspire and excite. His Afrofuturism style explores Kenya’s history, and this particular piece of African art shows the Maasai homekeepers of Namanga in Kenya. His images are haunting and ethereal, with the Maasai guardians standing to their full height against night-time landscapes. Macharia aims to show the world the rich and diverse culture of Kenya, which is more often than not mistaken for poverty. This image shows the dignity of the Maasai as well as their rich culture by showing their traditional dress and jewellery.