BIOGRAPHY

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, The Financial Times, CNN, USAIDUNICEF, World Food ProgrammeAdobe, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, Global Citizen, Rest of the World, Open Government Partnership, Sight Savers, Mines Advisory Group, Jeune AfriqueOptions UKIpas, Empower Africa, Already Alive, DDC and Connected Development. KC has been published in The New York TimesBusiness Week MagazineBBC, Aljazeera, NPR, Washington Post, CGTN, The Africa ReportMSN, Wordt Vervolgd Magazine, Bright Magazine, amongst others.

He has a bachelor's degree in Biology from The University of Abuja after which he completed a postgraduate course on Photojournalism at The New York Institute of Photography and has attended a number of photography workshops like VII Academy Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Kigali, Magnum Portfolio Review & Editorial Photography Workshop, Blink & New York Times Portfolio Review in New York and Canon Storytelling Workshop in Lagos. He is an Adobe Creative Residence Community Fund Recipient 2020, a nominee for World Press Photo 6X6 Global talent 2020 and has exhibited his work internationally.

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 (a global collective of BIPOC visual Journalists). He has taught in numerous photography workshops.

When KC is not on assignment, he works on his long term personal project; exploring the concept of Fatherhood within the context of his lived experiences or lack of it.

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