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Awards and Recognition


Boniface Mwangi has been recognized internationally for his work as a photojournalist. His global exposure has gained him experience in taking the lead for social justice through photojournalism. The youth can emulate him by using the skills they have to contribute to changing the world.

As a result of his work and influence, he has been invited to give public lectures at the following universities:

  • Yale University
  • Duke University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of San Francisco
  • Rutgers University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Bayreuth-Germany

In 2009, he received a commendation from the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. He has also been the recipient of various awards:

  • Most Promising Young Talent of the Year And Most Promising Young Photographer of the Year at the Kenya Journalist of the Year Awards
  • Third Prize in the World Health Organisation Photo Contest in the Images of Health and Disability Category
  • Shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Award
  • Award of Excellence in the International Category at the American Pictures of the Year Awards
  • CNN Multichoice African Journalist Of The Year: the Mohammed Amin Photographic Award
  • Foreign Correspondents Association: East Africa Photo of the Year
  • CNN Multichoice African Photojournalist of the Year
  • The TED Fellowship
  • The Acumen Fellowship
  • The New York University-Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship
  • The Prince Claus Award
  • The Senior TED Fellowship
  • The Temple University Society of Emerging African Leaders Award
  • Future Awards Africa Prize in Advocacy
  • New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans
  • TIME Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders
  • Financial Times Magazine’s 25 Africans to Watch
  • Quartz’s 30 Africa Innovators list
  • Sauti ya Wanjiku Award
  • Integrity Champions Award
  • The Nairobian’s Person of the Year Award
  • Business Daily’s Top 40 Under 40
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences Fellowship
  • Ventures Africa’s 42 Innovators to Watch
  • Newseum Free Expression Award
  • Quartz’s 30 Africa Innovators list