Tatenda Chidora
Lives & Works in Pretoria, South Africa
Tatenda Chidora is a commercial, fine art, and fashion photographer whose contemporary style is representative of the global movement hailed as ‘new African photography’. He is inspired by the stories and faces of the African metropolis. Chidora’s striking visuals, often shot from new and unexpected angles, make heroes of his subjects. At the core of his practice is light; a marathon runner, he studies light from the road in the early mornings and evenings and is moved by the way it cuts curves into a face or a landscape. In turn he commands natural light or studio lighting to make black skin luminous. There is a richness of tone in his work, whether it’s shot in colour or his beloved black and white. Working between genres keeps Chidora nimble and versatile; he brings a fine art sensibility to his fashion photography and an editorial edge to his portraiture which champions unconventional beauty. Tatenda Chidora will be presented by BKhz Gallery.
Tatenda Chidora, Mask Conversations III, 2021, Ilford gold fibre pearl 290gsm, 45 x 60 x 5 cm, Edition of 7. Courtesy of BKhz.

Artists 2023