Self-portrait, 2021

Elsie Kibue-Ngare is a Kenyan-British photographer based in London, UK.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and a Master of Arts in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the University of Westminster.

Initially self-taught, her love for the medium continues to grow with her photography focusing primarily on portraiture, documentary, sports and events.

Elsie has worked on various assignments mainly within the sports industry and she is a contributor to Alamy.

Her photography has appeared in several publications in print and online like The BBC, The Scotsman, The Times, The Guardian, Metro Online, Ebony Magazine, PaperJam, Cycling Weekly, Daily Star and Culture Trip.

She is also the co-founder of The African Photobook and co-host of the Photo Mama Podcast.


Solo Exhibitions

London Marathon Series – The Kenya Society 30th Anniversary Annual Lunch
(Royal Over-Seas League)
23 July 2019, London

Group Exhibitions

Eliud Kipchoge & Sir Mo Farah – One of One: Sport Images from Black Women Photographers
(The Sports Bra)
15 – 30 June 2023, Portland (OR), United States of America

London Sevens 2022 – Embrace x Black Women Photographers
(BBC 100 Festival x Embrace Network website)
October 2022, London, United Kingdom

Moments of Bliss ‘Untitled #16’ – Power & Glory Black History Month Photography Exhibition
(Alternative Arts – Brady Arts & Community Centre)
6 – 29 October 2022, London, United Kingdom

Untitled #16 – SELFIES: Women in Photography
(Royal Photographic Society – Women in Photography website/online)
15 June – 31 July 2022, Global

Ngara ’97 – Ife Nkili
12 October 2022 (Screen Worlds x SOAS), London, United Kingdom
29 September 2022 (Royal College of Arts), London, United Kingdom
28 March 2022 (King’s College London), London, United Kingdom
8 – 22 March 2022 (John Hansard Gallery), Southampton, United Kingdom
31 January 2022 (Falmouth University), Falmouth, United Kingdom

Untitled #16 – Self -Preservation x Black Women Photographers
(Photoville Festival)
18 September – 01 December 2021, New York, United States of America

Ngara ’97 – Ife Nkili
(Black Women’s Arts Festival)
30 November 2021 (The Hackney Social), London, United Kingdom
02 November 2021 (Everyman Cinema Broadgate), London, United Kingdom
21 October 2021 (Twitter Live), Global
14 October 2021 (YouTube Live), Global

Movement – Video Projection x The Journal
(KoKi Freiburg)
19 November 2021, Freiburg, Germany

Movement – About Last Year – Lockdown Photography x The Journal
19 August – 19 September 2021, Berlin, Germany

Marinated Hymns – Everything, All the Time
(The Project Space – University of Westminster)
20 – 24 March 2019, London, United Kingdom

See, To Be Seen – Working Progress
(London Gallery West – University of Westminster)
4 – 9 December 2018, London, United Kingdom

African Spirit – MyAfrica 10th Anniversary Online
(Mo Ibrahim Foundation website)
2016 – 2019, Global

Women in Sports – CSR Arts Programme
(Travers Smith LLP)
July 2016 – July 2017, London, United Kingdom

Women in Sports – Free Range Shows
(Old Truman Brewery)
24 – 27 June 2016, London, United Kingdom

Ngara ’97 – Everything’s A Document
(London Gallery West – University of Westminster)
9 – 13 June 2014, London, United Kingdom


Visionnaires – Capital City College Group Excellence Award
2022, London

Second Runner-up
The Self-Portrait Competition – HOME by Ronan McKenzie
2021, London

Highly Commended
Women in Sports  – Travers Smith LLP
2017, London


Looking at Ourselves: Self-Portraits by Women – The Luupe

Celebrating International Women’s Day Everyday: A Twitter Space Show and Tell with Black Women Photographers – PhotoShelter

Give Us Features, Not Flowers: Examining gender bias in the photography industry and digital landscape – Wallflower Studios

Amplifying Black Voices: 100+ Black Photographers You Should Be Following On Social Media – PhotoShelter

In conversation with The Black Gaze


Turning Photography Into A Business – Visionnaires ‘Start Your Own Business’ Alumni Webinar

London Sevens 2022 – BBC 100 Festival x Embrace Network at BBC Broadcasting House

Ife Nkili Screening and Q&A with Screen Worlds (SOAS)

Ife Nkili Screening and Q&A with KCLU Student Media

Ife Nkili Screening and Q&A with John Hansard Gallery + The Black Women’s Project


Black Women Photographers

National Union of Journalists (NUJ) – London Branch

The Blk Gaze

The Journal Collective


Women Photograph

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