We first discovered this talented photographer through his striking Instagram account. We’d like to introduce you to the self-taught Zimbabwean photographer and videographer, Steven Chikosi. Born in Mutare, Steven noticed he had an eye for photography and began taking snapshots of city scenes and faces until he built Steven Chikosi Photography.
Now based in Harare, he uses his photography to show the variety in humanity. Equipped with his Canon cameras, his favourite being the 5Dmk3, Steven’s work consists of street photography and documentary-style videos. When photographing strangers going about their daily lives, he says that some Zimbabweans “are surprised and shy away, [while] others stop and pose,” but this depends on the area of the country.
In a recent interview with CNN's African Voices series, Steven stated that "I would like to send a message with my images, to tell a story, to have [an] impact with my images." Through his photography, he likes highlighting people who ordinarily don't have a voice as they go about their day.
For Steven, street photography is “an outlet, a release where I get to do what I want with my photography.” In terms of future projects, Steven would like to photograph rural Africa and the “remnants of our culture.”
Check out some of Steven's work on his: