Film Club hosts 'Juxtapose' Photography Exhibition at USIU-Africa

By Dinah Mwangi

Last Friday, the Film Club showcased a breathtaking photography exhibition titled 'Juxtapose.' The event brought together talented photographers who captured the contrasting experiences of navigating one's twenties - the highs and lows, the triumphs and the struggles.

This thought-provoking exhibition featured a curated selection of submissions from aspiring and established photographers. Each artist brought their own perspectives and personal experiences, creating a diverse mix of styles and narratives.
From the stunning imagery depicting joy, success, and self-discovery to the raw captures of vulnerability and heartache, Juxtapose offered a unique visual journey through the complex and often conflicting emotions of this transformative period.

The highlight of the exhibition was the panel discussions, where attendees had the opportunity to engage with industry experts and gain valuable insights into the art of photography. The panelists included Agori Korbandy, owner of New in Town (NiT) Studios, known for her innovative approach to the business aspects of photography, providing valuable insights into converting the creative pursuit of photography into a profitable business. Gibson Kamau, a well-renowned beauty and fashion photographer and owner of ShotbyGib Studio, shared his expertise on capturing the beauty and intricacies of the fashion world.

Erik Forester, a multidisciplinary commercial photographer whose work has been featured in Forbes, provided valuable advice on navigating the photography industry. Lastly, Wanjiku Gitau, founder of AfrocanQueen Photography and an expert in beauty and editorial photography, captivated the audience with her unique perspective and artistic vision.

The panel discussions proved to be both informative and inspiring. The panelists shared personal anecdotes, tips, and tricks, and discussed the challenges and triumphs they have encountered in their respective careers. Their insights served as a guiding light for aspiring photographers, offering a roadmap to success in an ever-evolving field.

Wanjiku Gitau emphasized the power of collaboration in the creative industry, encouraging photographers to connect and collaborate with other artists to expand their horizons. "Your 20s are a time of exploration and growth. Surround yourself with diverse perspectives and immerse yourself in different experiences. It will enrich both your personal and professional journey," she shared.

As the event came to a close at 5:00 pm, attendees left with a newfound appreciation for the power of photography as a medium of expression. The 'Juxtapose' photography exhibition proved to be an enlightening and immersive experience, showcasing the power of visual storytelling as captured in the contrasting nature of navigating one's 20s. The talented panelists' discussions added depth and insight, making it a truly unforgettable event for both aspiring photographers and enthusiasts alike.

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