Black and white minimal waterscape photography by Kenyan photographer Zia Manji
Zia was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1971 and became interested in photography in high school. He was for many years a passionate amateur analogue photographer with his own darkroom at home. His previous subject was street portraiture mostly of children.
In 2010, Zia transitioned to digital photography and that coincided with a shift towards sea or waterscape photography. Being based by the Indian Ocean and within easy reach of the lakes along the Great Rift Valley makes Nairobi an ideal location for Zia to develop his own distinctive style.
Professionally, Zia is an executive coach and headhunter having been a director of an HR consulting firm for the past nine years.
If you’re in Nairobi, catch a FREE exhibition featuring Manji’s work from June 15-24.