Chin We is an award winning  photographic/visual artist and cultural curator. She was born in Manchester, England and spent her formative years in Nsukka, Eastern Nigeria and adolescent years in London, England. She is fascinated by portraiture, capturing people’s essence and visual storytelling. Her work explores themes of identity, culture, representation, heritage and the african diaspora.  Her photography also champions, empowers and celebrates contemporary african culture and the african identity.
Chin We is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts.  Her work has been published on CNN and several other publications. She was featured on CNN as one of the leading African heroine women photographers to follow, nominated for RPS 100 heroines by the Royal Photographic Society England and won an honourable mention award in the People-Portrait Category in International Photography Awards(IPA) 2018.
Other than photography, she’s an Arsenal F.C supporter, Formula 1 fan and lover of music. Her varied passions includes art, fashion, food, travel and pop culture (founder of lifestyle blog www.abstractfriday.com)
                                                                                                                                                                                
Awards 
  • 2019 Arts Council England Grant for Individuals
  • 2018 Fellow at Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
  • 2018 RPS Nominee for RPS 100 heroines by The Royal Photographic Society Great Britain.
  • 2018 An honourable mention award in the People-Portrait Category in International Photography Awards(IPA) New York. IPA is one of the world’s most prestigious photography award.

 

Exhibitions

  • 2019 IFE NKILI BY CHIN WE at Representation on the line : (Un)framing our identities”’ Exhibition by The Royal Photographic Society England Photo London Fair 2019
  • 2019  IFE NKILI BY CHIN WE at “Representation on the line : (Un)framing our identities Part ll” Exhibition The Royal Photographic Society England Exhibition Chelsea, London

 

Projects

  • 2019 I AM NOT YOUR MATE a portrait and storytelling  series focused on senior citizens based in London aged between 60-100 years. The series showcases the life of  25 senior citizens, their stories, their experiences, dreams and fears.

 

Press

 

Memberships

 

Publications

      An interesting collection of features with Chin We, click to read.

Commission Work

Chin We is available to create commissioned works for you and your environment such as galleries, offices, private sector, public sector, spaces, luxury hotels, yachts and more. She will be happy to discuss your needs and briefs. Although Chin We will be flattered to receive any request, she will only work on commissioned photography that align with her vision and body of work

 

Contact

For general/work enquiries and collaborations. Please send an email to hello.chinwe@gmail.com