Bernard Kalu Nigerian, b. 1989

Bernard Kalu is a documentary photographer, who graduated from Enugu State University with a Bachelors in Computer Engineering. With a passion for humans and their  stories, his work aims to explore life and humanity.


Kalu began street documentary and wedding photography in 2014, and is an official Fujifilm Global X-Photographer, a certified Canon Miraisha master storyteller, VII Academy Foundry alumni, and first runner up in the 2017 NATGEO Portfolio Review.  Kalu has worked for The Lancet, Bloomberg, IFAD, MyAfricanPassport Inc., and NBNL. He exhibited his works at the Revolving Art Gallery, Lagos, in 2017, and is a member of Diversify Photo (a global collective of BIPOC visual Journalists) and African Photojournalism Database (a joint project by World Press Photo and Everyday Africa).


He views photography as drawing with light, and has adopted it as a tool to not only tell stories but preserve the present  for the future. More recently, he has begun focusing on raising awareness about environmental and social issues in his  home country, Nigeria.