Dianah Chiyangwa is an award-winning, Zimbabwean born freelance photojournalist, documentary photographer, writer, poet and a curator based in Johannesburg. Her work focuses on women and children, migration, health, gender justice, climate change and environmental issues. Chiyangwa uses photography as a powerful role of observation and comment, and she has presented a strong devotion and approach to the craft of photography. Her commitment is to further understand the technical and conceptual, critical, research and interpersonal elements of photography. Her value is in using the camera as a tool capable of recording with nuance; used to convey an insight, find empathy, make a judgment. Chiyangwa’s work has appeared on EPA, TalkAfrica and Mail and Guardian. Over the years, Chiyangwa has contributed for TalkAfrica an online Association of Freelance Journalists publication based in Kenya. Through Internews’s Conflict Sensitive Reporting, Chiyangwa has reported on climate change issues affecting women in the mining communities in South Africa.
Her journey began in 2014, after she completed her Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at Market Photo Workshop. Since then, Chiyangwa, has won numerous fellowship awards such as and Digital Identity in Africa through Wits-Journalism/Africa China Reporting Project, Climate Change Fellowship, International Women’s Media Foundation Gender Justice Reporting Fellowship, Code for Africa Data Journalism Fellowship, and Africa Women in Media and UNEP Environmental Reporting Fellowship and National Press Foundation’s Rare Diseases Reporting Fellowship.