Chris Kirby is UK/South African photographer and visual artist who specialises in Africa and Africa diaspora. His photographic practice encompasses documentary and fine art. His work draws from his fascination with the continent of Africa and its people.
He was admitted to Kingston College of Art and Design (UK) and later obtained a diploma in journalism from the British College of Journalism. He specialises in the areas of African realities and other social context including: culture and identity, beliefs and religion, socio-economic issues, marginalised communities and aspects of daily life.
Chris works mostly in the urban environments of Africa and steers clear of the stereotype imagery so often associated with the continent. He relates to urban and modern Africa (and African diaspora) – its fashion, style, music, street culture, attitude.