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,University of Bayreuth-Germany.
  • 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