Esther Sweeney is a lawyer and an advocate of the high court of Kenya turned independent self-taught Kenyan photographer based in Nairobi,due to her passion in telling stories through the lens,she decided to pursue full time photography.Esther's work is primarily  focused on Women,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 and Roc Nation Sports 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.,The Mirror U.K., The Independent U.K and Buzz Feed News. Esther is a member of Women Photograph,Black Women Photographers and African Women in Photography database. Esther was selected to be part of Women Photograph mentorship program for the class of 2022 https://www.womenphotograph.com/mentorship-2022.

Esther has exhibited her work in the 9th Annual Beijing Biennial,Photoville New York with Black Women Photographers, Nairobi, Morocco, Switzerland and Japan.

Esther is available for assignments.

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