African Photojournalism Database
KC Nwakalor is an independent Documentary Photojournalist based in Abuja, Nigeria but works extensively across West Africa. His work aims to humanize real issues (mostly Socio-economic, Health and Environmental) within the region.
He has been commissioned by notable International publications and Organizations like The New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN, USAID, UNICEF, UN World Food Programme, Sight Savers, Open Society Foundation, Jeune Afrique, Options UK, Ipas, Empower Africa, Already Alive, Connected Development (CODE) and a number of other clients. KC has been published in The New York Times, Business Week Magazine, BBC, Aljazeera, NPR, The Africa Report, MSN, Wordt Vervolgd Magazine, Bright Magazine, amongst others.
He studied Photojournalism at The New York Institute of Photography and has attended a number of photography workshops like VII Academy Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Kigali, Blink & New York Times Portfolio Review in New York and Canon Storytelling Workshop in Lagos. His work has been exhibited internationally and was nominated as World Press Photo 6X6 Global talent in 2020.
KC is the co-founder of No! Wahala Magazine (Africa's first contemporary photography magazine championing African creatives), a professional member of the African Photojournalism Database (APJD) (a joint project by World Press Photo and Everyday Africa) and Diversify Photo. He has taught in numerous photography workshops.
When KC is not on assignment, he hones his filmmaking skills as well as work on his long term personal project; exploring the concept of Fatherhood within African cultural landscape and context.