Kojo Kamau 1939- 2016

Mr. Kojo Kamau was the most talented and prolific photographer we have ever known. Kojo mastered his art form early in life and his body of work spans decades. He photographed the places and people that comprise world history and his photos tell us the stories. Kojo won numerous awards, including the 2006 Ohioanna Library Career Award, 2011 King Arts Complex Legends & Legacies Award and the 2013 Raymond J. Hanley Fellowship award by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Kojo was a personal friend and Lifetime Member of The King Arts Complex. A true friend and dedicated supporter; Kojo was always here and attended everything we did! We honor Kojo with this photo of the Talle Bamazi painting currently on display in the historic Pythian Theater. We are also proud to have some of his photos of the near-east side currently on display in our “Where Dreams Come Alive” corridor

Sometimes, I would see Kojo in our lobby waiting in line to purchase tickets and I’d let him know that I was taking care of his tickets. His reply was always, “let me buy one”. That’s my Kojo!

Kojo and his work lives in our hearts and hangs in our homes and public places and we will miss him forever! May he rest in peace!

Demetries Neely
Executive Director
The King Arts Complex

In Loving Memory of Kojo Kamau                                                                                                                      Memorial Service: Sunday, December 18, 2016  4 PM – 6 PM                                                                                 Lincoln Theater  – 769 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Public Viewing:  Tuesday, December 20, 2016  1 PM – 5 PM                                                                                 Diehl Whittaker Funeral Home – 720 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Wake:  Wednesday, December 21, 2016  10 AM – 12 PM                                                                                       Broad Street Presbyterian Church – 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205

Funeral:  Wednesday, December 21, 2016  12 PM – 2 PM                                                                                       Broad Street Presbyterian Church – 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205

Reception: Wednesday, December 21, 2016  3 PM – 6 PM                                                                                 The King Arts Complex – 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205