Thoko Chikondi

Thoko Chikondi is an award-winning Malawian photojournalist who is passionate about telling stories of women and children through imagery. Her work seeks to highlight their plight and suggest solutions to their problems. In the course of her work, she has exhibited her photographs on New Born Care in Malawi for UNICEF and the Ministry of Health. In 2015, she spoke at TEDx Lilongwe about her photographs made during the worst floods to have hit Malawi in over three decades. In September 2016, she received a Gender Links award for her photographs on empowering women in and through the media in the SADC region. In 2016 Miss Chikondi was among 12 African Photographers selected to attend the first World Press Photo East Africa master class, held in Nairobi Kenya. Inspired by her journey, she established the Thoko Chikondi scholarship targeting disadvantaged young people who have no one to sponsor their education in Malawi Community Day secondary Schools. Currently, Miss Chikondi is working as a part-time photojournalism lecturer at the University of Malawi. In addition, she corresponds for Associated Press.