Angela Jimu


Angela Jimu is a storyteller using both text and images living between Malawi and Zimbabwe. She works in writing, visual storytelling, visual culture, visual literacy training, mentoring and coaching aspiring photographers.

Jimu is a co-founder and Director of the Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers (ZAFP) founded in 2013, with the aim of raising professional standards through project-based training, networking, promotion of members’ work, increasing visual literacy and offering an alternative narrative. In early 2022, she co-founded the Centre for Visual Storytelling in Malawi, an organization that promotes dialogue, learning and social change through visual literacy and visual storytelling.

She has worked as a photojournalist and documentary photographer in Southern Africa. She has also served as a jury for the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF) in Zimbabwe and has also served as a ILO Fast Forward photo competition judge. In 2018, she was a panel speaker at the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam. 

Angela studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the Market Photo Workshop in South Africa in 2010 and in 2015, and received a Chevening Scholarship to study Media Management at the University of Westminster in England.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
2023 World Press Photo Contest Africa jury chair

Angela Jimu on Social Media: 
Instagram: @angjimu
Twitter: @angjimu

Angela Jimu
Portrait credit: Bon Msunje