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ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne, Master in art direction with mention.

School of Visual Arts in New York, PhotoGlobal Program, Postgrad in photography.

ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne

Bachelor of arts with mention excellent in visual communication,

major in photography.


Tropicadelic, La Ferme des Tilleuls (CH)

Vahine, Boogie Wall, London (UK)

Hangar, Bruxelles (BE)
Namsa Leuba, Incamera, Paris (FR)

Namsa Leuba, Art Twenty One, Lagos (NG)

Mmabatho, University of Fribourg (CH)


Dior Cruise, FÉMININ PLURIEL, Dior Shanghai (CN)

The New Black Vanguard, Aperture, Los Angeles (US)

In the Black Fantastic, SouthBank Centre, London (UK)

Paris Photo Fair (FR)

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London (UK)

Photo London (UK)

Foam Talent, Gallery Mercatorplein, Amsterdam (NL)

The Best of LensCulture: Volume 2, The Voies Off Festival, Arles (FR)

Africa State of Mind, The Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco (US)

The female gaze through the prism of the female photographer’s eye, the Collectors Lounge La prairie at Art Basel in Basel (CH)

Art Paris, Art Twenty One (FR)

Photo Vogue Festival - Milano (IT)

Paris Photo, Incamera, Ya Kala Ben & Kingdom of Mountain (FR)

Daegu photo biennale, Daegu (KR)

Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design - Vitra, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (SP)

Tokyo international photography festival (JP)

Photo Quai - Quai Branly Museum Paris (FR)

APhF:12 Athens Photo Festival, Athens (GR)

Stranger in the Village, Aargauer Kunsthaus (CH)


LensCulture Exposure
Foam Talent - Young artists shaping the future of photography (NL)

PDN's 2013 Photo Annual Award Winners - PDN Photo Annual (US)

Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers (US)
1st prize emotion series, Photo Annual Awards (CZ)
Hyères PhotoGlobal Prize, received a scholarship to study one year in the PhotoGlobal Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York (US) Cap Prize the contemporary african photography prize (CH)

Prix ECAL, awarded to a graduate student unit photography has done an excellent dissertation

Prix BCV, to reward a student of the unity of photography who has made the overall quality of his work

Prix Elinchrom, awarded to a graduate student unit photography has done an excellent dissertation

1st prize Planche(s) contact festival de photographie de Deauville 3rd prize video clip of Hotel Beau-Rivage
3rd prize web site for CIFOM
Mention for the poster project «Sapin», l’art nouveau


Prix Pictet "Disorder"

Foam Paul Huf Award

Prix Pictet "Fire"


In the Black Fantastic, Ekow Eshun, Thames & Hudson

Crossed Looks, Monography Namsa LEUBA,

ed. Damiani/ Hasley institute

BODY, Nathalie Herschdorfer, ed. Thames & Hudson book, p. 212

Africa State of Mind , Ekow Shun, ed. Thames & Hudson

The New Black Vanguard, Antwaun Sargent, ed. Aperture book,

p. 133-150

The Best of LensCulture, Volume 2

Africa Modern, Creating the contemporary art of continent,

Ekow Eshun

Le métier de photographe en Afrique, 10 ans d'Afrique in visu, Clémentine de la Feronnière

Catalogue, Athens photo festival, Life Tracks, August, p. 98-99

Stories of Johannesburg's Highrises, Fourthwall Books, Hatje Cantz, p.137-142

Mossless 4: Public/Private/Portrait, Romke Hoogwaerts, Mosslee & ICP Museum, p. 44, 119

Colour, Christine Davis & Scott Lyall, Public 51, p. 196-197

Sceno Graphics, Sandu, Wang Shaoqiang, p.228 -229

700kg, Maad ecal and TONK - Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Ecal

The Art of Fashion Photography, Prestel, p. 28-33

Haute Africa, People photography fashion, Lannoo, p. 40- 45

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, p. 6, 32, 34

Ecal photography, by Hatje Cantz, p.248-249

FETICHISM IN FASHION, by Lidewij Edelkoort, M°BA 2013 exhibition's book featuring namsa leuba's work, p.68-71

It's Nice That Annual, December 2012, p.200

Planche(s) contact Festival de photographie de Deauville, édition 2010-2011, p.48-51, 64-65 Hors-Champs, Eclats du patrimoine culturel immatériel, MEN, p. 98-101

Proud south, Lidewij Edelkoort, Lili Tedde & Mariola Lopez Marino, p.191-1997

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