Kyle Weeks’ oeuvre overturns aesthetic stereotypes. By prioritising the lived experiences, he maintains his subjects’ agency while fulfilling his role as a creative photographer. This method rings true in his personal practice, where Weeks challenges the traditional relationship between subjects and documentary image-makers, touching on the pervasive nature of colonial dynamics. His most recent series, Palm Wine Collectors, presents the Makalani palm harvesters of northern Namibia’s Kunene Region, offering a subversive alternative to voyeuristic documentary stylings. Weeks also produced Ovahimba Youth Self-Portraits, a body of work that acts as a visual commentary on the longstanding colonial photographic methods used to depict Africans. Weeks was the winner of the 2016 Magnum Photography Award. Most recently, Palm Wine Collectors was featured in Red Hook Labs’ exhibition New African Photography II, a group exhibition dedicated to work by young image makers in present-day Africa (2018). In 2016 Weeks debuted new work for his solo exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia.