This images like my previous post, form part of images I took while on assignment with UNDP (united nations development program) Kenya.The main brief of this assignment was to take images that depict Kenya, the land and the people in a beautiful way as well as provide UNDP Kenya with stock images that they can then use for their own internal publications.In this post, my subject is light, something that fascinates me a lot and I have come to love.
I have recently been involved in an assignment that meant taking pictures for about 30 days for UNDP Kenya,program work as well as images to add to their internal image bank.It was a very good experience and here are some of my favourite images from the assignment.
There was a time when you could count on one hand the number of people who died or recovered from cancer in Kenya, either for the lack of statistics or no one came out.As we stand now, most families have had at least one person die from cancer, recovered from cancer or has been diagnosed with cancer.The cost of cancer treatment is expensive in most parts of the word so you can imagine how bad it is a developing country like Kenya.Faraja cancer support is a charity organisation that is working on raising funds to support cancer patients.Together with 5 […]
Chelebi Mount Elgon you want to go here, great weather, great people and lovely sights once you get past the climbing. While here I was hosted by families who were kind enough to open there homes and time to me. On two consecutive morning’s I noticed some beautiful light in the Kitchen and I couldn’t resist shooting.
The Maasai of Kenya are known for many things, the key of which is their culture.Among the Maasai, the cows belong to the men and the milk to the women.Despite the large herds of cattle they have, Maasai have never commercialised their milk.The women of Ilkipirash in Kajiado Kenya with the help of Technoserve Kenya got together and formed a cooperative society to help them market their milk.This they did and in turn, improved the lives of many families economically. This blog is about those women and the joy of their labour.
While growing up I never gave a thought to how difficult it was for some people to access school uniform; it was something that I took for granted until recently when I did an assignment for the Dignitas Project in Kawangware, Nairobi. I came face to face with realities of poverty and it took me back to primary school where some children constantly had dirty and worn-out school uniform. What some teachers and students thought was carelessness could just have just been poverty. The Dignitas Project works with schools in informal settlements in Nairobi.You could see the joy in these […]
PEOPLE, my blog today is about people, every assignment I have done has meant I interact with people.They could be farmers in Eldama Ravine, nomads in Wajir, a teacher in Kangemi, a child in Kibera or even a fisherman in Mbita. The beauty in all this is how receptive these people are and what joy they have in letting a total stranger into their world. I enjoy travelling and meeting people and the diversity you find in Kenya and East Africa will astound you, so much joy, so much hope in such a crazy world. I give you people, people […]
I finally decided it’s time Kevin Ouma had a page exclusively dedicated to documentary work, where my first love is as a photographer. This is hope is the beginning of a great adventure for you my readers as well as for me as a photographer. Dive in as we explore the beauty that Kenya offers and the many people and place we shall interact with in pictures. I will do my best to give you something every week and on different topics from different places. KARIBU!