Cynthia MaiWa Sitei is a British Kenyan emerging curator and documentary photographer, who currently works at Ffotogallery Wales as the Creative Producer. Her inspiration is drawn from her cultural upbringing – stories played a big impact in her upbringing. Her current role as the creative producer allows her to push the envelope with curiosity regarding the visual perception of images around us and in preserving and caring for them as well as re-presenting them for everyone to engage with. Cynthia has a BA in Psychology with Criminology from the University of Winchester and gained her MA in Documentary Photography from University of South Wales. She co-curated an exhibition at the National Museum of Wales, responding to the museum’s permanent collection as part of the Photography Season in 2019, and recently curated two exhibitions at Ffotogallery, one with 12 exceptional photographers from Africa, More Than a Number and a collaborative digital project, Where’s my Space? Her curious mind makes her wonder in spaces where she sees action as being more effective than words, where learning from others and acquiring skills and knowledge is not enough if not put to use.
- YCBA/BAN Curatorial Forum 2022