Esther Sweeney is an independent self-taught Kenyan photographer based in Nairobi.  Esther's work is primarily  focused on Black People, identity, social issues , the culture ,spirit of Africa and African people and she uses vibrant hues to reflect that.

Esther was the 2019 British Council's East African Mobility Grant Recipient to further her ongoing project "Culture in Art' which seeks to explore the influence that culture has on artists and contemporary art in Africa.

Esther's select clients include: Apple, Nike, Getty Images, Global Citizen, ActionAid U.K.,Dove, The American National Footbal League (N.F.L),Roc Nation Sports, United Nations among others. 

Esther's work has been featured in Harper's Bazaar U.S., Oprah Magazine, Vogue Italy,The Guardian, Travel Africa Mag, Women's Health Mag U.K. and Buzz Feed News. Esther is a member of Women Photograph,Black Women Photographers and African Women in Photography database. Esther is currently exhibiting alongside other Black Women Photographers at

https://blackwomenphotographers.com/photoville (Until 1st Dec 2021)

Esther is available for assignments.

Commissioned work:

1. https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/worlds-best-shot-doreen-wainainah/

2. https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/health/g27244569/dove-project-show-us/

3. https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/health/g27321887/project-show-us/


1. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jun/28/black-women-photographers-on-the-theme-of-home-in-pictures

2. https://phmuseum.com/news/10-black-female-photographers-to-watch-in-2021



5. https://www.mefeater.com/25-black-women-photographers-you-should-know-about/

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