African Photojournalism Database
Georgina Goodwin is a documentary photographer and Canon Ambassador born and based in Kenya. Her work focuses on social issues, women and the environment. She is best known for her award-winning coverage of Kenya’s post-election violence, cancer in Kenya, the Westgate terror attack, and Africa’s refugees - her image of 30 seconds old refugee baby Marian winning British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity Award and Grant 2019.
Georgina is a contributor to Getty Images, Everyday Climate Change and Everyday Extinction, and a member of WomenPhotograph and World Press Photo/Everyday Africa’s African Photojournalism Database. Georgina is a member of the Rory Peck Trust Advisory Committee, and is founder of the media agency Georgina Goodwin Images (aka ‘GGImages’) which works with and promotes local media talent globally, specializing in Africa.
Georgina is a certified trainer for Canon and journalism consultant for the Aga Khan University teaching workshops across Africa. She co-founded and runs AfricaFotoChat, an online discussion platform that connects photographers in Africa to the global photography industry. Georgina was also a speaker at TEDxKakumaCamp 2018, the first TED talks to be held at a refugee camp.
Georgina’s work has been published by The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, Agence France-Presse and many others. She has been exhibited in New York City’s Times Square, Tokyo, the Louvre Museum in Paris, and Bogota, Colombia, among other places, her iconic image of drought in Somaliland continues to be shown in cities around the world for Everyday Climate Change.
For more on Georgina: https://linktr.ee/georginagoodwin
Follow Georgina on social media @ggkenya
2016 - Kenya Daily Life Photographer of the Year, 2016 - International Photo Awards , 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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Former FGM cutter Nalang'o Kenya, Feb17
Former cutter Malang'o (not her real name) believes that FGM keeps a girl from being ‘too hot’, from straying from her husband. She agrees with the practice despite it negatively impacting a girl’s psychological, emotional and physical well-being, education, health. The United Nations Population Fund, jointly with UNICEF, lead the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in line with Zero Tolerance Day for FGM on 6 February 2017.
Climate Change in Kenya's South Rift, Jan15
As well as the well-known agents of global climate change like carbon emissions there are the many smaller-scale elements contributing massively to local climate change. Growth in population of people and livestock has lead to more deforestation and overgrazing with a disastrous result of rapid desertification. Women and children in Kenya’s south Rift are now tasked to take their livestock much farther afield to find any grazing pasture, often leaving before the sun rises and returning as the sun sets.
Urban Poverty: Kenya's Crisis ~ Kibera, Feb08
A young boy silouetted by the evening sun stands on top of a mound of burning rubbish in Kibera slum. Urban poverty is set to be Kenya's defining crisis over the next decade. The country has one of the highest rates of population growth with a population that has nearly tripled from 16.3 million in 1980 to 47 million today. 75% of Kibera's population is said to be under 18 with 100,000 of them orphans. One in five do not live to see their 5th birthday.