Tamary Kudita

Tamary Kudita

Fine Art Photographer
Spring 2023: J. M. D. Manyika Fellow
Tamary Kudita

A product of dual heritage, Tamary Kudita was born in Zimbabwe whilst her ancestry can be traced back to the Orange Free State, historical Boer state in Southern Africa. An award-winning photographer, she maintains an active studio practice and has exhibited in Zimbabwe and outside the country.

Her investigation into the legacy of colonialism in family structure, has resulted in exhibitions around the world; they delve into the history of the Post-colonial identity. 

For her fellowship project, Locating the Self Within the Black Photographic Archive Whilst Mapping the Postcolonial Terrain Across Different Geographies, Kudita will be looking at the black photographic archive through a Zimbabwean lens, a South African lens, and an African American lens. She will be using archival materials such as text, audio, and poetry to explore the intersectional nature of identity which was formulated during civil rights movements, which were happening simultaneously across different geographies. This research will all be presented in the final outcome as a photobook.