Gadi Habumugisha is a documentary photographer based in Kigali, Rwanda. Creating images of people living in a quickly developing world, his work allows him to constantly explore new places and image-making techniques, inviting the viewer to see the diversity of people’s lives.
While growing up at Imbabazi Orphanage in Northern Rwanda, Gadi was introduced to photography when participating in “Through the Eyes of Children,” a project that provided orphans with disposable and digital cameras. His works were exhibited at the United Nations in New York City to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda. Today, Gadi actively participates in Rwanda’s photographic community. He teaches photography to children in primary and secondary schools and is a photographer for The Photo Project, an organization that travels to remote areas to take portraits of people who have never had their photo taken. Gadi works with several NGOs based in Rwanda to help document their activities. His photographs of a Millennium Village Project Health Center were recently published in the New York Times. He currently studies Information Technology at Mount Kenya University and works for Bizidanny Tours & Safaris coordinating the company’s operations.