Samuel Nja Kwa

Forbes Afrique / Photo Editor

Head of the culture section at Forbes Magazine. Simultaneously with his work as a journalist, he has created the first biennial of photo-journalism and documentary photography in Douala in 2005. His diverse work experience is a mark of the extent of his register. As a curator, he has organized “Impression Mémorielles”, a collective exhibition on the topic of memory and slavery that ran on May 10th to July 10th 2017 at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris.  In 2011, Samuel created a buzz by broadcasting “Minorité Visible, Cinéma Invisible” (Editions Dagan). In partnership with the French Institute, he imagined a photographic exhibition on the topic of African cinema, which has been presented in all the French institutes of Africa, in Europe and Latin America, as well as in African movie festivals worldwide.

In 2014, Samuel published a book entitled “Route du Jazz “(Editions Duta). That work, which has become a reference today, narrates the “Africanity” of jazz artists across all the continents. A photographic exhibition that has been seen in all Africa, as well as in France, Germany and Belgium followed. In 2018, the artist sets a new challenge where he proposes a new project entitled “Africa is Music” that illustrates Africa through its music.

Past Jury

Bernard Utudjian Galerie Polaris

Christine Ollier Filles du Calvaire

Françoise Paviot Galerie Françoise Paviot

Jean Francois Camp Espace Dupon

Patricia Lanza Annenberg Space for Photography

Patrick Kahn SNAP! photo festival

Rebecca McClelland New Statesman Magazine

Tatiana Kurtanova Journal of Portfolio / FotoLoft Gallery

Viviane Esders Expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris