Nicholas Calvin M.

Nicholas Calvin M. is a freelance photographer based in Dar es Salaam. Through exposure to books about film, photography and fine arts at the local library in his teenage years he became fascinated by the potential of an image to portray universal human stories.

His work is inspired by questions of cultural collective memory and how that plays a part in shaping contemporary identity. He focuses on ways in which we remember our pasts and define ourselves through how we dress, and through food, music and customs. His storytelling through photography and film are heavily shaped by this matrix of memory and identity. In his words, “I am who I am, of which I don’t know much of, or rather each day I am discovering more what I am”