Samson Otieno

Samson Otieno is a young documentary photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya. He was born and raised in Kibera where he documents the everyday life of ordinary people. His work focuses on daily life, environment, culture, and socio-economic activities of day-to-day life. His passion for photography is to capture the underreported stories of his community.

He is a self-taught documentary photographer; He was among the participant who received 2-months of mentorship and training in photojournalism, professional guidance, and insight into their work, as well as support in developing personal projects on March 5, 2021. He was selected for a portfolio review in French Embassy where He got a chance to some face-to-face professional feedback from the award-winning French photographer, Frederic Noy.

Winner of the 2019 visa d’Or Feature Award at the annual visa pour l’lmage photojournalism festival, Perpignan France, and awarded 3rd place in the Environmental category of the 2020 world press photo contest and Thomas Mukoya senior picture editor-East Africa for Reuters. Some of his work has been exhibited in Lviv, Ukraine autumn of 2020, Mathare 4A, Nairobi, Kenya 2021, and Frankfurt, Germany that’s my world exhibition 2022. After finishing high school in 2019, He decided to do what he was passionate about photography.

He knew a few friends who are doing photography and he was eager to start learning from their kinds of Brian Otieno (Kibera stories) and Natalia Jidovanu a photojournalist and a founder of the art kids’ foundation. His photography has been the only place where he can open up his soul and expect his imagination, and ideas and change the global perception of different cultures, social statuses, and economic values.

Descrizione della foto

1 – KENYAPOLITICS ELECTION – A supporter of Kenya’s Azimio La Umoja party (one Kenya coalition party) Presidential candidate Raila Odinga Stands on the burning Tyres during a protest against the results of Kenya’s general election in Kibera. The head of Kenya’s election body on August 15 2020 declared deputy president William Ruto winner of the country’s close-fought presidential election, despite several commissioners rejecting the results. independent electoral and boundaries commission chairman Wafula Chebukati Said Ruto had won almost 7.8 million votes (50.49%) against 6.94 million (48.85%) for his rival Raila Odinga in the August 9 vote.
KENYA, ELEZIONI POLITICHE – Un sostenitore del candidato presidenziale Raila Odiga, appartenente al partito keniota Azimio La Umoja (un partito della coalizione del Kenya), si trova sui pneumatici in fiamme durante una protesta contro i risultati delle elezioni generali del Kenya a Kibera. Il capo dell’organismo elettorale del Kenya, il 15 agosto 2020 ha dichiarato il vicepresidente William Ruto vincitore delle combattute elezioni presidenziali del paese, nonostante diversi commissari abbiano rifiutato i risultati. Il presidente della commissione elettorale e dei confini indipendente Wafula Chebukati ha detto che Ruto aveva ottenuto quasi 7,8 milioni di voti (50,49%) contro 6,94 milioni (48,85%) per il suo rivale Raila Odinga nel voto del 9 agosto.
Kibera, Nairobi, western Kenya on August 15, 2020

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