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Takunda Chipara

Takunda Chipara

Born: 1995

Hometown: Harare

Based in: Harare

I am a Zimbabwean based photographer and visual artist. Born and raised in the Capital City, I have been pursuing a career as a fashion & portrait photographer for 4 years now. My photography began as a coping mechanism for my mental health and it is inspired by the need to express myself visually in ways that i can't with mere words, which i feel are taken for granted a lot and often don't adequately drive the message home.

Images can be a powerful tool to fuel action and tell stories that are often minimised and at the same time, ensure that the creative's fingerprint is still embedded within each piece. I often view the world as a self replicating system, manifesting itself in different ways in order to be understood better. If 20 news outlets can report the same story, what makes each outlet stand out from its counterparts? What minute nuances are they injecting into the process of telling that story that makes the words sound that more informative & inviting? Exploring these storytelling avenues is the journey I have been on since I purchased my first camera. Finding ways to tell multifaceted & multi-perspective stories that are being/have been told in unique ways and becoming another voice within the choir of visual artists in Zimbabwe, Africa and the Globe.

My dream is to showcase my work in all countries around the world and tell a few stories from each, whether the stories are those of individuals who don't particularly stand out within society or whether the stories are the ones mentioned in daily conversations within that space.


5 works for sale

High Horse

Takunda Chipara, Zimbabwe

$ 309

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Barbed Lives Matter by Takunda Chipara

Takunda Chipara, Zimbabwe

$ 342

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S T A B L E by Takunda Chipara

Takunda Chipara, Zimbabwe

$ 188

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ambient by Takunda Chipara

Takunda Chipara, Zimbabwe

$ 342

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when the sun kissed me by Takunda Chipara

Takunda Chipara, Zimbabwe

$ 262

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More About Takunda Chipara

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What inspires you?

Synthetic imagination. I believe that everything in the world is connected and those connection can be put forward and presented visually. I enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life and figuring out how to tell them in loud but minimalistic ways, in layered imagery.

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Describe your creative process.

Passive intentionality. This term is in line with the idea of synthetic imagination where i take various seeminlgy unrelated items and find a way to put them together to tell a speicific story. I often create best in the moment, said moment being when i am photographing as well as when i am editing even though i plan out my work prior.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Warm, Powerful, Layered

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Jessica Kobeissi, Sammi Swar, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Kudakwashe Chakwanda, Ralph Chikambi, Tinotenda Nyandoro, Tammie Kudita,

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Open Mindedness

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

To keep challenging myself and appreciate the value of my own work

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Instagram and Pinterest


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Credentials

Education

University of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, 2018

Exhibitions

Abantu Exhibition

2020

Press

Grok Online

2020

Education

University of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, 2018

Exhibitions

Abantu Exhibition

2020

Press

Grok Online

2020

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