Samuel Nja Kwa
Forbes Afrique / Photo Editor
After having been the director of photography for the magazine Forbes Afrique, I launched a platform bringing together African photographers entitled African Creative Photographers whose goal is to exchange ideas and works between photographers in Africa (@crea.tivephotographers). I also launched a web magazine entitled Couleur Café (www.couleurcafe.info). Previously 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. He also published a new book called JAZZ ON MY MIND (edition Duta, 2021)