Frederick Dharshie Wissah
Humanitarian and environmental photojournalist, Grand Title winner of the “CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019” Award
Fredrick Dharshie Wissah is an award-winning environmental and humanitarian photojournalist, based in Nairobi, Kenya. He specializes in environmental stories that depict food and water insecurity and women’s empowerment, with a focus on Africa. Dharshie, as he is called, understands the struggles that his subjects experience, first-hand, and strives to focus both on problems and their solutions. In 2019 his passion and love for nature earned him the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Environmental Photographer of the Year. The results were announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York, and it was a defining point in his career. Since then, Dharshie has been featured in Forbes, the Guardian, the Sun, National Geographic- NatGeo as well as The New York Times and was a resident photographer for OpenEye Gallery Liverpool in 2021. He is also involved in his Not for Profit, the “Souls of Charity Initiative” which aims to give back to vulnerable Kenyan communities through volunteerism.