Portrait - Professional

Ashanti

Tapiwa Muronda
USA

Nominee

"Ashanti"


Biography: My love of photography began while still a boy in Harare. I used to sneak into my father´┐Żs office and play with the cameras in his bags. On my 16th Birthday I received my first camera a 35mm rangefinder (Helena) from my sister. I was hooked. This fascination has led me on a 20+ year journey as a professional photographer. I have been blessed to have been under the guidance of the late R.A. Muronda (my father) a renowned portrait photographer. Who in 1948 paved the way for black photographers by being the first African to open a portrait studio in Salisbury, Rhodesia (what is now...

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