African Photojournalism Database
Biko Wesa is a Kenyan documentary photographer who strives to tell none fictitious stories. His photographic work has focused on subjects of human interest. Born in Kilifi, a town north of the Kenyan Coast, in 1992, he moved to Mombasa where he did most of his education and finally moved back to Kilifi where he currently resides.
His photography journey started in 2012 by working as an assistant in a photo studio, that’s when he learnt most of his photography skills. After working a year and a half in the studio, he left and started doing his own individual projects. He attended a weeklong Canon workshop in 2015 carried out by Gary Knight that drew him into storytelling and documentary photography. He also took part in a collaborative project by Tufts University and Open Society Foundation about Palliative Care and Access to Pain Medication, a subject that propelled him into finding interest in approaching photography as a tool to highlight pressing issues in the society and using it as a voice and advocacy tool. He has been published in Christina Angell Anderson’s book ‘After 5: A Photographic Journey in Kenya’. His work has also been exhibited in the Museum of Drug Policy in New York and African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.