Elsie is a Kenyan born photographer based in London, UK.

She graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA in Photography (2017) and an MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism (2020).

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 a few 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.


Solo Exhibitions

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

Group Exhibitions

Moments of Bliss – Power & Glory Black History Month Photography Exhibition
(Alternative Arts – Brady Arts Centre)
6 – 29 October 2022, London

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

Ngara ’97 – Ife Nkili
(King’s College London)
28 March 2022, London

Ngara ’97 – Ife Nkili
(John Hansard Gallery)
8 – 22 March 2022, Southampton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


In conversation with The Black Gaze


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

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