1998 - Born in London, England


B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University (2020)

Selected Clients

Ahluwalia, Arsenal F.C., Barrons Magazine, Crack Magazine, Elle Magazine, English Heritage, Financial Times, Grimshaw Architects, Hauser & Wirth, Hypebeast Magazine, Mavin Records, New York Times, Photoworks, RIBA, Rimowa, Royal College of Art Magazine, Smiley, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Wonderland Magazine

Solo Exhibitions

Keep on Movin', Grimshaw Architects, London (March 2023)

Between Spaces, Grimshaw Architects, London (October - December 2022)

Group Exhibitions

Between Us, Wyndham Art Gallery, Australia, (January-March 2023)

Black Bxy Joy, Photofusion, London, (February - March 2022)

Beauty and Power in the Everyday, Up & Culture Club, BBH, London, (October 2021)

England's New Lenses, Photoworks and English Heritage, (August - October 2021)

Select Press and Interviews

Dazed Magazine Summer 23: "New Starters" (June 2023)

British Journal of Photography "Picture This: Solidarity" (November 2021)

BBC World Services "Kemka Ajoku: My camera, my vision" (October 2021)

The Guardian, "Young photographers reshape our visions of ‘English’ heritage" (August 2021)

i-D "Kemka Ajoku shoots a quieter side of Lagos" (January 2021)

It's Nice That "Photographer Kemka Ajoku tells stories of Black British culture and experience" (April 2021) 

Talks and Seminars

English Heritage, 'Gateways into Heritage', London (February 2024)

Ravensbourne University, 'The Power of Community', London (November 2023)

Weirdo, 'Beyond the Box Tick', London (November 2022)

Grimshaw Architects, 'Between Spaces',  London (October 2022)

English Heritage 'A New Age' Youth Summit, Wrest Park (June 2022)

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

S_RA Black British Artists Grant, 2022

New Wave Magazine Top 50 Creatives, 2022

England's New Lenses, Photoworks, 2021

i-D Magazine, Photographers to follow in 2020

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