About Me

Greetings to you all, Cornelius Chellah Mulenga Tukuta is an internationally acclaimed Zambian Professional Photographer with 17 years of experience. Born in Chingola on 28th December, in the early 80’s. 10 years learning and being an amateur working under some world renowned photographers, 7 years professional practice as an independent brand. Chellah has travelled extensively to more than 30 countries as a photographer. Outside Photography Chellah Tukuta is happily married to Chanda Tukuta with 2 beautiful daughters Malumbo and Etana.

His work includes Fashion Photography, Street/Documentary Photography, Events (Weddings, Bridal Parties, Corporate Events etc..), Product Photography, Macro Photography, Nature/Landscape Photography…..

Chellah is an award winning photographer with the following awards and recognitions:

  • African Photographer of the year 2017 Lens Awards, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Fitness Photographer of the year 2017, Zambia
  • Best African Runway Fashion Photographer 2017, Ethiopia
  • African Photography Support Recognition Award, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Recognised among best 12 African Photographers in Africa by CNN
  • Recognised among top 15 Documentary Photographers in the world by American Broadcasting Corporation

Chellah has also worked with the following brands:

  • South African Fashion Week, South Africa
  • Accra Fashion Week, Ghana
  • Aids Health Care Foundation (AHF), Zambia
  • Defined Style Fitness, Zambia
  • Partner’s Guide, Zambia
  • Forbes Magazine, Africa
  • Vogue Italia
  • Essays of Africa
  • David Tlale, South Africa
  • Fabulous Models Dot Com, South Africa
  • Nkwazi Magazine, Zambia
  • Zoona, Zambia
  • Zambian Cancer Society
  • CNN Africa
  • Aljazeera
  • Citi Bank, Zambia
  • Standard Chartered Bank, Zambia
  • Stanbic Bank, Zambia

Chellah has also shot international celebrities like:

  • Dj Black Coffee, South Africa
  • Bonang Matheba, South Africa
  • Basetsana Khumalo, South Africa
  • Minnie Dlamini, South Africa
  • Denrele Edun, Nigeria
  • Tekno, Nigeria
  • Ricky Rick, South Africa
  • Pearl Thusi, South Africa
  • Dj Zinhle, South Africa

Chellah has also worked with the following Zambian big names:

  • Late President Michael C Sata
  • President Edgar Chagwa Lungu
  • Mr Hakainde Hichilema
  • Dr Nevers Mumba
  • Dr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM)
  • Dr Maureen Mwanawasa