A photography exhibition celebrates African wildlife


The Embassy of France in collaboration with the Alliance française de Nairobi will host a photo exhibition entitled Elephant Encounters from February 8 to 27, 2022.

French wildlife photographer Franck Bordas will be joined by a group of Kenyan photographers “who continue to use their art to celebrate African wildlife and draw attention to current challenges”. Bordas has specialized in capturing elephants for many years across Africa.

When Paras Chandaria isn’t running his business, he’s a conservationist and wildlife photographer. A photo of a lone giraffe against the Nairobi skyline won him the Moscow International Photo Prize in 2016.

Evans Ogeto from Kenya is a former accountant turned storyteller through photographic media. He claims a “hunger and thirst for African stories” and his images tend to focus on nature, portraiture and creative occasions.

Wildlife conservationist and filmmaker Anthony Ochieng, or Tony Wild, won a Jackson Wild Grand Prismatic recognition in 2021. He uses imagery to promote conservation across “all ages and races” and his photographs have been exhibited around the world.

Filmmaker Feisal Malik runs a documentary production and book publishing company in Kenya. He has been an avid wildlife photographer for many years, with first-hand knowledge of nature from his days as a safari guide.


Tracey L. Sweeney