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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970


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Barbara Minishi follows the campaign of presidential candidate Martha Karua for her project on Kenyan women, which aims to represent a wide range of women all wearing the same red dress, as a symbol of unity and national identity. She is now one of Kenya's top fashion photographers, but Minishi struggled to make a name for herself at the start of her career. "When I started out, one woman told me 'you're black, you're female. There's no possible way you can be a professional photographer'. You know what? This is what I want to do and I'm going to do it anyway."

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