• Heléne Wikström

    Photography

About me

I am a passionate social documentary photographer with a love of storytelling and portraiture, and also African material culture imagery. I enjoy meeting people in their homes and communities, preferable speaking their own language.

Now based outside Nairobi, I spent most of my childhood in Kenya before relocating to Sweden at age 12. I am an also agronomist by profession and have lived, worked and studied across urban and rural locations in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, France and Sweden and I also studied some months in Chile. I speak Swahili, French, English, Swedish and have some very basic knowledge in Spanish.

I have worked with international NGO’s, women’s groups, corporate clients and community-based organisations to document projects, spaces, objects and events. My approach to photography is rapport-based, subject-centred and reflects principles of informed consent.

I am available for projects of all kinds and keen to understand the key interests of clients. Please see portfolio and projects on this site and contact me below for any further information.

 

 

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October 14, 2017
International Day of the Girl Chils https://www.lutheranworld.org/news/education-light-ignorance-darkness Australian Lutheran World Service’s Gifts of Grace Catalogue and Gift Cards with photos by Heléne Wikström from Kakuma in Turkana September 2017. Gift…
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Kakuma 2015 Women

Kakuma 2015 Women

September 27, 2017
Encounters with some women in Kakuma town and Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2015 Mary and Safi in Kakuma Refugee Camp
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Just Being Me

Just Being Me

February 8, 2017
Encounters with some vulnerable children in Kenya My belief and hypothesis is that children in general long to be ordinary, to fit in, to belong and to be in an…
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