MOA takes a profound look at Kenya’s popular culture through an illuminating collection of studio photography, from the 1910s to the present day, in the North American premiere of Pigapicha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi. Including more than180 photographs spanning a century, this deeply moving exhibition showcases portraits that are carefully staged in the studio as well as those quickly taken on the streets of Nairobi. The exhibition documents the customs of modern Kenyan urban culture while supporting an East African history of photography.
Join us for an opening party at MOA on November 25 (7-9pm). The free event will feature small bites, a cash bar, and a photo booth where guests will have the chance to take a photo of themselves or their friends. Photos shared on Instagram and tagged #pigapichaMOA will be instantly projected onto a wall in the exhibition space, thus becoming part of the art. Don’t forget your smartphone!