Our grandmother’s miniskirt

May 7, 2019

Call for Photographs of Kenyan Women Dressed In the Fashion of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s

Is your mother or grandmother one of those stylish women who wore miniskirts, hot-pants, bellbottoms, platform shoes, afro-hair styles in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s?

Well, we want to hear from you! 

What are we looking for?

We want photographs of your mothers, grandmothers and aunties wearing miniskirts, short dresses hot-pants, halter-tops, tank-tops, drain pipes, peddle-pushers, bell-bottoms, platform shoes and in afro-hair styles taken in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The photos do not have to be in perfect quality. They can be torn, crumpled, in grayscale, colour, black and white, in whichever size, all are welcome. They should be accompanied with information about the people in the photographs; their names, how they are related to you, where the photo was taken, when and why. 

Let us celebrate these pioneering Kenyan women by holding an exhibition of their photographs.

What do you get out of this?  You get your relatives, friends or yourself recognized as part of history.  You get to tell a story that shows the world another side of Kenya. And really you get to pass on memories and histories to future generations. 

Who knew Cucu (meaning grandmother in Kikuyu) wore a miniskirt?

Hivos East Africa through the Women@Work and Voice programs will use the photographs to hold an exhibition series entitled; “OUR GRANDMOTHERS MINISKIRTS” in 6 counties, Mombasa, Kisumu, Naivasha, Nanyuki, Bungoma and Nairobi.

How do you submit your photograph?

You can submit your scanned photo including your name and contact information, in digital format to: sitawa.namwalie@gmail.com and cc cwahome@hivos.org, sakinyi@hivos.org or drop them off at Hivos East Africa, ACS Plaza, Lenana Road, 3rd Floor by 15 June 2019 (now extended from  31 May). We will contact you to follow-up with any other information required and to conclude the contracting process.


Second option of submitting photos

You can also submit your photographs through an online application form where, you will also be required to download, complete and sign the  and Release form.

Once completed, the signed release form, including the scanned photographs needs to be uploaded through this online application system. Please note that the maximum file size of uploaded documents is 10.0 MB.

If you encounter any difficulties in sending your photographs through the system, please get in touch with us through the email addresses listed below.

Please send any questions you may have about this call to the following email addresses: Kenya@voice.global or sakinyi@hivos.org