Postcards from Kilifi: a new solo exhibition at the pioneering Doyle Wham gallery

portraits from kilifi
(Image credit: Tommie Ominde - Courtesy of Doyle Wham)

Doyle Wham, a pioneering gallery in East London dedicated to African photography opens a new exhibition called Postcard From Kilifi. It's the first solo exhibition for Kenyan photographer Tommie Ominde and it explores the gradual and fascinating changes the coastal town of Kilifi has experienced as tourism has increased. 

Born and raised in Kilifi, Tommie Ominde has witnessed the small town just north of Mombasa transform due to an influx of tourists. Postcards from Kilifi offer an insight into what daily life is like in Kilifi and how its people and tourists interact with its stunning coastline. Documenting everything from beachcombers to fishermen to sunbathers and goat-herders, Ominde’s work offers a unique perspective on life in the area he grew up in.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.