African Photojournalism Database
Georgina Goodwin is a self-taught freelance Kenyan documentary photographer based in Nairobi. With 11 years experience she specialises in social and environmental issues in Africa, her stories on climate change in the Rift Valley and life in a Samburu women’s village emancipated from underage marriage and FGM winning category awards at the Kenya Photo Awards 2016.
Georgina’s personal projects include documenting Cancer in Africa, which was nominated for the Prix Pictet 2015 Award for Sustainability and Photography, climate change in E.Africa, Christianity in Nairobi's slums, and Nairobi's underworld of child drug abuse which she carries out alongside her commissioned assignments.
Her work has been published by NY Times, Newsweek, Elle Mag, FT, Vogue Italia, BBC, CNN, AFP, Reuters, UN, World Bank and many others, and has been shown in Times Square NYC, The Louvre Paris, San Francisco Public Library, and most recently by Magnum Foundation and #Dysturb at Look3 Festival’s #ReframeClimate exhibition in Charlottesville, USA. She was awarded Kenyan News Photographer 2014 for her coverage of the Westgate Terror Attack, and her coverage of the 2007/8 Kenyan post-election violence was shortlisted for Prix-Bayeux Award 2008 and been widely published.
Georgina’s portfolio can be viewed at www.georginagoodwin.com and www.instagram.com/ggkenya.
2016 - Kenya Photo Awards Winner, 2015 - Prix Pictet Award for Sustainability & Photography, 2014 - Kenya News Photographer of the Year, 2008 - Prix Bayeux Calvados War Correspondant Award
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Climate Change in South Rift
Daily Life of a young Masai boy in Kenya's south Rift Olkiramatian area who each day takes his calves home at sunset after the day of grazing pasture. Kenya, like the rest of the world, is experiencing climate change and variability and the associated adverse impacts. Masai children are taken out of school in order to take care of the livestock that are now needing to travel greater distances from the homesteads to find any form of pasture. These greater distances mean the livestock return later to the boma or homestead, often after sunset. Published. 2/12/2015 – 5:36 PM