In 2013 safaricom Kenya Ltd started using young kenyan photographers to do pictures for their calendar.Now, the Safaricom calendar is a big deal both inside and outside the organisation so to do it is a great affair.The campaign was dubbed capture Kenya.In 2014 I was one of the photographers selected to be part of this campaign.It was a good ten days of showcasing Kenya’s beauty that culminated in the 2015 calendar where three of my pictures got picked for June, July and September for the calendar.Here are some of my favourite from the campaign.
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!