Tanzanian-born Shawn Keiffer Edgar is a multi-talented, well-rounded fashion photographer and art director, currently based in Cape Town, South-Africa. His love for the rich African culture drew him to the Mother City which is where he started his photography career. Shawn currently works as a freelance fashion photographer & art director for two of the biggest modeling agencies in Africa, and is involved in numerous fashion editorials across the continent.
Kieffer holds numerous accolades to his name, having previously been nominated twice at Swahili Fashion Week as Fashion Photographer of the Year, and, being nominated in the 2017 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards' Fashion Photographer of the Year (Africa)category. To date, Shawn's most prominent work involves him being selected as part of the official media team for Beyoncé's 2016 Formation World Tour in Dusseldorf at the Esprit Arena, and shooting the Berlin Fashion Week during his time in Germany on a 3-month contract with one of the country's leading modelling agencies. Shawn is continuously reinventing himself through photography, with the aim to capture exceptional images, covering works of beauty, art and custom photography for both private and commercial clients alike.
With an extreme passion for photography and a keen eye for detail, Shawn connects deeply with his craft ensuring always that his feel and love of this genus is reflected in what he puts forth. It is with this reverent approach to this work that saw him being recognised on some of the biggest fashion and art platforms across Africa.