- Trevor Stuurman was commissioned to document Barack Obama's recent visit to Kenya
- Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa congratulated him on this achievement
- South African tweeps also expressed pride in him
Award-winning South African photographer Trevor Stuurman was commissioned to document former US President Barack Obama's recent visit to Kenya.
Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, congratulated Trevor on the notable achievement on Twitter, Briefly.co.za learned.
In his message, Mthethwa said: "Through his uniquely African style, he has worked with UK Vogue Magazine, Naomi Campbell, and has been profiled by CNN as a 'cultural force in SA.'"
In response, Trevor thanked the minister for the recognition:
Trevor earlier posted a photo of himself shaking hands with Obama during the Kenyan visit. He accompanied it with the caption, "Yes we can!"
The talented visual artist and creative director also thanked Obama and the Auma Obama Foundation for choosing him.
According to designindaba.com, Trevor's breakthrough came in 2012 when he was named ELLE magazine’s style reporter.
His profile has since risen in a big way. Most recently, he took stunning behind-the-scenes photos at the New York Fashion Week.
South Africans on Twitter also took pride in Trevor for flying South Africa's flag high. See some of their reactions below.
Watch a funny animated video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.
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