Kanyi Muraguri


Though my journey of life begun in Kenya, in 1978, my early years, were mostly spent in Southern Sudan.

My parents, both missionaries in Sudan, loved the arts and constantly encouraged my siblings and me to pursue theater, music and painting.

After immigrating to the U.S, I decided to follow in their footsteps and study ‘Bible and Cross-Cultural Missions’. Truth be told, I just didn’t have what it took to be a man of the cloth. So I decided to jump on a different bandwagon…Collin College.

There I pursued my passion, starting with Photography 101. I was hooked to Portraiture.

My professors pushed, challenged & encouraged me, not just to create images, but also to incorporate my world-view and life experiences into them. That was the beginning of my self-portraits.