Visual art lovers in Kigali gather to boost photography

Sunday April 1 2018

Abstract photographer Jennifer Mudahogora

Abstract photographer Jennifer Mudahogora (Right) with one of the guests at her exhibition in Kigali. PHOTO | ANDREW I. KAZIBWE | NATION 

By ANDREW I KAZIBWE
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Photography is not a new art form in the country, but it is steadily gaining a following and attracting more photographers.

Jennifer Mudahogora recently displayed her art at the Kigali Centre of Photography, located in Kacyiru, Kigali.

Mudahogora has ventured into abstract photography, despite it being a fairly new art form in the country. Her recent exhibition is dubbed Passing By, and premiered on March 17. It will end on April 7. The young photographer uses her mobile phone to capture different subjects.

Mudahogora ventured into abstract photography way back in a 2016 and held a joint exhibition dubbed The Journey. Her theme was titled Time and Space. It brought together over 15 local photographers.

In her latest Passing By exhibition she focuses on capturing life in the countryside.

She presents a collection of 15 photographs that showcase her imagination and creativity on day-to-day life, travelling and nature.

The untitled images were taken over a period of almost two years and mostly using her mobile phone.

Mudahogora is a graphics design graduate and says she is committed to the abstract photography art form.

Jacque Nkinzingabo, who is also a photographer, says he is glad that more photographers are venturing into the art form as it will enable the local photography industry to grow.

Nkinzingabo, who first held a solo exhibition in 2015, said he also appreciates that more Rwandans are attending exhibitions, compared with past years when such events were dominated by foreigners.