About

Davina Jogi

Zimbabwe

Davina Jogi is a documentary photographer, founder and co-director of the Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers (ZAFP), which provides practical support and project- based training to women photographers. She believes that, especially in the part of the world she comes from, the role of a journalist is as a storyteller and advocate.

Davina holds a BA (Hons) in African Studies from the University of Cape Town and is a graduate of the Market Photo Workshop. She began her photography career working as a Picture Editor at The Times newspaper in Johannesburg before returning home to Zimbabwe to work as a freelancer.

Davina Jogi has received a number of grants and awards for her work including a 2013 National Arts Merit Award – the premier award given by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of arts and culture. Her photography has been exhibited in Southern Africa, Europe, USA and Australia and her images from the November 2017 de facto coup in Zimbabwe were featured in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s display at the FNB JoburgArtFair and Addis Foto Fest the following year.

In 2019, Davina served on World Press Photo’s ‘News and Documentary Photography’ jury.

She is currently based in southwest Australia where she is a Masters by Research candidate in Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University, investigating the image of Africa in the Australian press.

Instagram: @deejogi

Davina Jogi

Photo credit: Steven Dean