Teresa Menka, born 1990, She discovered her love for photography at the young age of 15 when she first held a camera. In her own words, “it felt like home”. From that point onward, she pursued her dream of becoming a photographer. Largely self-taught, Teresa explores the world around her through her photographs, using her camera as a compass to discover new frontiers of expressions of the human life. She describes her work as a personal reflection; creating and expressing herself through photography as a form of self-therapy. Her photographs are often humoristic and detail orientated. For her, Photography is a process of questioning and self-discovery and a means to document her relationship with her environment and how that evolves with time.

 
 
 
 
 

EXHIBITIONS

Fresh Eyes Urban Exhibition, Denmark, 2017

Collectivism. Collectives and their Quest for Value, The Photography Museum in Amsterdam (FOAM) Invisible Borders exhibition, 2017

Memory and Amnesia: In the Presence of Absent Futures, KNUST MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ghana, 2017

Fotoparty by The Nlele Institute and Van Lagos, Lagos, 2017

Collective Thinking, Aperture New York, Invisible Borders exhibition, 2017

Trans- African World space “Invisible Borders Installation” 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2015

Invisible Borders Installation at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 2015

Where the Niles Meets, Mugran Foto Week, Group exhibition Khartoum, 2014

Moonwalking exhibition, 13th Edition of Gwanza Month of Photograph, Harare, 2014

Dakar/ Berlin workshop Screening, Goethe Institut Accra, 2014

 

WORKSHOPS

Goethe Institute Photography Masterclass, Johannesburg, 2014, Bamako,2015,Khartoum, 2016, Nairobi, 2017

World Press Photo Masterclass West Africa, Accra, 2017

Goethe Institute Training for Photojournalists with Davood Mousavi, Accra, 2015

Institut Francais Documentary Photography workshop with Gael Turine, 2015

Dakar/Berlin workshop with Simone Gilges and Mamadou Gomis, Accra, 2014

Fine Art Photography Masterclass, Khartoum – Invisible Borders/ Sudanese Photographers Association, 2013

Alliance Francais Springboard to Bamako, Accra, 2011

 

RESIDENCY

Galleri Image Fresh Eyes on Aarhus Project, Denmark, 2016

PUBLICATION

FRESH EYES Photobook by Galleri Image and Aarhus Centre for Literature

 

EDUCATION

Fundamentals of Digital Photography, College of Digital Photography, 2009

The Language of Photojournalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism, 2022