Priya Ramrakha

1935 - Oct 2, 1968

Priya Ramrakha was a Indo-Kenyan photojournalist. Ramrakha was one of the first Africans to be have given a contract by Life and Time magazines. After his education at the Art Center College of Los Angeles, Ramrakha began work at Life. In 1963, Ramrakha returned to Africa to cover the independence movement in his native Kenya as one of East Africa's first indigenous photojournalists. Ramrakha then went on to cover political and military movements across Africa.
In 1968, while covering the Nigerian Civil War with CBS correspondent Morley Safer, Ramrakha was killed in an ambush near Owerri in Imo state by Biafran soldiers.
An independent documentary film about Ramrakha is in production.
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