4 October 2020

“‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light.” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.’

On the first day everything was organised. God, even though he sees everything and knows everything, needed light in order to achieve his grand oeuvre. Therefore, one might advance that there is proximity between the photographer and God. They both need that unique material, light, in order to carve their worlds.” Simon Njami. Excerpt from Just Ask! From Africa to Zeitgeist.


pichaphoto is a blog of visual essays by Kenyan photographer Biko Wesa. Picha means Picture in Swahili. The logo is a representation of an eye following a star; Follow the Light, a prompt, challenge, and reminder of the direction to take.