Born and raised in Namibia, Kyle Weeks (b. 1992) is an interdisciplinary photographer whose work explores pressing questions of cultural transformation, social identity and self-expression. Subverting photography’s normative conventions, upending the historical power dynamics of picture-taking, and honoring the authenticity of his subjects represent key aspects of his practice.

Since graduating with a BA in Photography in 2013, Weeks has pursued multiple personal projects – culminating in a range of publications and exhibitions – alongside various commissions and editorial assignments. A consistent visual language, characterized by a unique brand of magnetic portraiture, unites and informs Weeks’ work in both contexts.


A recipient of the Magnum Prize in 2016, and named amongst The British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch in 2019, Weeks has also exhibited at art fairs internationally, from Photo London and Unseen Amsterdam to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. His images have appeared in a range of leading publications, including i-D, Dazed, M le Monde, Self Service, Another Man, The New York Times, and Time Magazine.

Selected Publications

M le Monde, iD, Dazed, New York Times, Self Service, Another Man, WSJ, Time, British Journal of Photography




Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
2021

2021


2020

2020
2020

2019

2019

2019
2019
2019
2019
2018

2018

2018
2018
2017
2017

2017
2015
2014
2014
2013
‘African Voices’ - Officine Dell’Immagine, Milan
‘Les Nouveaux Romantiques’ - Gallery No 8
& Farago Projects, Paris
‘Face to Face’ - Guernsey Photography
Festival. Ekow Eshun with the Fund for
Global Human Rights, Guernsey
‘Face to Face’ - Ekow Eshun with the Fund
for Global Human Rights, London
Photo London, Galerie No 8, London
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair,
Galerie No 8, London
AKAA Art Fair, Galerie No 8
& Red Hook Labs, Paris
‘Crossing Night’ - Wedge Collection
& MOCAD, Detroit
Unseen Amsterdam, Red Hook Labs, Amsterdam
‘Labs New Artists III’ - Red Hook Labs, NYC
‘Truth’ - iD - Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast
Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town
‘All That Man Is - Fashion and Masculinity Now’
- Photo Vogue Festival, Milan
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair,
 Officine Dell’Immagine, London
‘MIA’ - Photo Fair, Milan
‘Visions’ - Photo Vogue Festival, Milan
Unseen Photo Fair, Red Hook Labs, Amsterdam
‘My Collection’ - Museum of Comtemporary
African Diasporan Art, NYC
‘New African Photography II’ - Red Hook Labs, NYC
‘AVAMP’ - National Art Gallery of Namibia
Joburg Art Fair, Johans Borman, Johannsburg
Cape Town Art Fair, Johans Borman, Cape Town
‘In the Shadow of the Rainbow’ - Joburg Art Fair,
Johans Borman, Johannesburg 


Solo Exhibitions

2019
2016

2014
‘Never Late’ - Kitten Prod HQ, Paris
‘Ovahimba Youth’ - National Art
Gallery of Namibia
‘Ovahimba Youth Self Portraits’
- Johans Borman, Joburg Art Fair



Nominations

2019

2017

2016
2016

2014
‘Ones to Watch’ - BJP 
Talent Issue
Creative Review
Zeitgeist Award
I.P.F Photo Prize
Magnum Photography Awards, Winner, Fine Art
Mack First Book Award Nominee


©2022
Born and raised in Namibia, Kyle Weeks (b. 1992) is an interdisciplinary photographer whose work explores pressing questions of cultural transformation, social identity and self-expression. Subverting photography’s normative conventions, upending the historical power dynamics of picture-taking, and honoring the authenticity of his subjects represent key aspects of his practice.

Since graduating with a BA in Photography in 2013, Weeks has pursued multiple personal projects – culminating in a range of publications and exhibitions – alongside various commissions and editorial assignments. A consistent visual language, characterized by a unique brand of magnetic portraiture, unites and informs Weeks’ work in both contexts.

A recipient of the Magnum Prize in 2016, and named amongst The British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch in 2019, Weeks has also exhibited at art fairs internationally, from Photo London and Unseen Amsterdam to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. His images have appeared in a range of leading publications, including i-D, Dazed, M le Monde, Self Service, Another Man, The New York Times, and Time Magazine.

Selected Publications

M le Monde, New York Times, British Journal of Photography,
Self Service, Another Man, WSJ, Time, iD, Dazed
Solo Exhibitions

2019
2016
2014
‘Good News’ - Kitten HQ, Paris
National Art Gallery of Namibia
‘Ovahimba Youth Self Portraits’
Johannesburg Art Fair


Group Exhibitions

2021


2020

2020
2020

2019

2019

2019
2019
2019
2019
2018

2018

2018

2018
2018
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2016

2015
2015
2014
2013
‘Face to Face’ - Guernsey Photography
Festival. Ekow Eshun with the Fund for
Global Human Rights 
‘Face to Face’ - Ekow Eshun with the Fund
for Global Human Rights, London 
Photo London - Galerie 8, London 
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Galerie 8, London
AKAA Art Fair - Galerie Nr 8 &
Red Hook Labs, Paris
Crossing Night - Wedge Collection 
& MOCAD, Detroit
Unseen Amsterdam - Red Hook Labs
Labs New Artists III - Red Hook Labs, NYC
Truth - iD - Belfast Photo Festival
Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town
‘All That Man Is’
Photo Vogue Festival, Milan
‘Embracing Diversity’
Photo Vogue Festival, Milan
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London
Photo London, London
‘MIA’ Photo Fair, Milan
‘Visions’ - Photo Vogue Festival, Milan
Unseen Amsterdam - Red Hook Labs
‘My Collection’ - MoCADA - NYC
‘New African Photography II’
Red Hook Labs, NYC
IPF Photo Prize 2017, London
Huck Magazine ‘Never Ending Truth’s’
71a, London
Johannesburg Art Fair 
‘AVAMP’ - National Art Gallery of Namibia
Cape Town Art Fair
‘In the Shadow of the Rainbow’
Joburg Art Fair
Nominations

2019

2017
2017
2016

2014
British Journal of Photography
Ones to Watch - Talent Issue
Creative Review Zeitgeist Award
I.P.F Photo Prize 2nd place
Magnum Photography Awards,
Winner, Fine Art
Mack First Book Award Nominee
©2022