African Photojournalism Database
Brian Otieno is a freelance photojournalist who operates an online photo project called “KiberaStories” since 2013. He was raised in Kibera – the Africa’s most vibrant, biggest shantytown in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a graduate from Multimedia University of Kenya with a Diploma in Journalism and Strategic Public Relations.
Brian’s passion lies in capturing the visual realities of everyday life from the people around him, and telling their stories through online publications. His visual stories attempt to go beyond the chaotic appearance and to demonstrate the daily lives in Kibera from socio-economic, cultural, political and environmental perspectives. By doing so, Brian also tries to draw the attention of the public to understand the diversity, dynamics, and inequality of urban life as an observer who gives unique point of view through photography.
2016 - UNESCO MGIEP Youth Lens, 2015 - Be The Change
- Breaking news
- Still life
KIBERA, NAIROBI, KENYA. Mike, 22, is having a haircut inside a Kinyozi (barbershop). He mentions that he doesn’t just shave his hair anywhere, but this one barber truly understands his style. January 1, 2017. © Brian Otieno
Playtime in Kibera
KIBERA, NAIROBI, KENYA. A group of kids swim in murky waters that formed due to heavy rains filling a pit left open by road builders near Lang’ata. January 26, 2016. © Brian Otieno
KIBERA, NAIROBI, KENYA. Friday morning, pupils from Joysprings Educational Centre stand on their assembly grounds for prayers, spiritual advice and weekly insights from their teachers. February 26, 2016. © Brian Otieno