Peter Irungu

Kenyan born, raised and based photographer and digital artist.
My strengths lie a combination of portraiture and documentary photography to show a sense of empathy and dignity in all the subjects I photograph. I’m fascinated by stories and human narratives and find inspiration in the beauty, strengths and uniqueness of regular everyday people. 
I'm available for projects anywhere around the world. 

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Online Publications

Ines Kaffka, "Crazy hats from Kenya" SpiegelOnline, 2018

GIZ, "Changing Transport with GIZ" , 2018

Phototrend, "SHELA: A HAT STORY, THE AFRICAN TRADITIONS", Phototrend,2018

Jepchumba, "Timelapse portrait of Nairobi" African Digital Art, 2016

Sam Sturgis, "Hanging Out With Nairobi's High-Rise Photography Club" Bloomberg,  2015

Phototrend, "Shela: a Hat Story, African traditions photographed by Peter Irungu and Rey Matata"

The Designers Studio, odAOMO: On Statement Pieces, Sustainability, and Giving Back

Select exhibitions

Maumau Veterans | AJPD, Everyday Africa exhibition, 2021  | Oldenburg, Germany. 

Nairobi, A city Landscape | Kenya Affordable Art Fair, 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, A city Landscape | Kenya Art fair, 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya 

Human vs Concrete | Kenya Art fair, 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya

World Food Forum, Palais Des Nations, Geneva Switzerland, 2023


City of Dawson | Sony Photography Awards, Shortlist, 2023 | Creative Open Category 

Nairobi Urban Rush | RISE Africa 2022 Photo Competition, Finalist, 2022

GIZ, Changing transport Competition, Category Winner, 2018

Kenya Photography Awards, 2015 | Nairobi Kenya

Using Format