Davina Jogi is a documentary photographer from Harare, Zimbabwe currently working between Zimbabwe and Australia. She focuses on social justice issues and has a particular interest in stories of identity and migration.
Davina holds an Honours degree in African Studies from the University of Cape Town and is a graduate of the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography programme at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. She spent 2 years working as an assistant picture editor at The Times newspaper also in Johannesburg before pursuing a freelance career and returning home to Zimbabwe.
As a freelancer she has worked with a variety of local and international newspapers, magazines and NGOs. Her photography has been exhibited in southern Africa, Europe, USA and Australia and her images from the November 2017 de facto coup in Zimbabwe have recently featured in Lost and Found: Expectations, Uncertainty, Excitement and Hope at the FNB JoburgArtFair and Unstill Life: African Women Photographers at Photo Kathmandu and are part of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s display at Addis Foto Fest 2018.
Davina is the recipient of a number of grants and awards for her photography 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. This year, she was named one of Africa’s top 20 new and exciting talents at the FNB JoburgArtFair.
Davina a founding and current 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.