Aperture is pleased to release this limited-edition print by Mimi Cherono Ng'ok in conjunction with the publication of Aperture Issue 227, “Platform Africa”


“Mimi Cherono Ng’ok calls us to places at the edge and along the shore, away from the spectacle of stereotypes of Africa, and toward the beauty residing in everyday life. ‘I am drawn to those spaces where there are either two things opposing, or existing without a direct relation between them,’ Cherono Ng’ok says, reflecting on how her choice of subjects has been shaped by feelings of unfamiliarity in Nairobi, where she was born and raised, but which hasn’t always felt like home. Cherono Ng’ok offers a reminder that in moments of stillness—as we stand beside a companion on the beach contemplating recurrent waves, or pause at the threshold of an open door—we can feel most alive.” —Hansi Momodu-Gordon, from Aperture Issue 227, “Platform Africa”


Mimi Cherono Ng’ok is a Kenyan photographer who lives and works in Nairobi. She attended the University of Cape Town in 2006. In 2011, Cherono Ng’ok won first prize in the PhotoAfrica contest with her entry, Self-portrait. Having undertaken the Goethe-Institut’s Photographers Masterclass, Cherono Ng’ok participated alongside Musa Nxumalo and the late Thabiso Sekgala in its culmination exhibition Peregrinate: Field notes on time travel and spacein 2014. Engaging in projects across Europe, Cherono Ng’ok has also completed a Sacatar Fellowship at the Instituto Sacatar in Bahia, Brazil, in 2013. Earlier this year, she was selected to exhibit in the upcoming Bamako Encounters, the Biennale of African Photography in Bamako, Mali, and will soon take up residency at the Fondation Donwahi in Abidjan. 

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