Photographer Profile:

In the age of digitalization, almost everyone with access to a smart-phone takes photos with relative ease. Nonetheless, there is an indisputable magical element about skillful photographers' ability to capture eye-catching images, which stand out compared to the digital-era 'selfies'. Learning to use a professional camera entails building upon experience and practice - a feat which ultimately 'makes perfect'. One of Kenya's accomplished freelance photographers, Gilbert Otieno - has invested in years of hard work. His professionalism nurtured for more than a decade, earns him a constant flow of high-end clientele and assignments.

  • - July 2015 - the US Embassy Kenya/Department of State commissioned him to cover President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya.
  • - He was also assigned to document US Secretary of State John Kerry's earlier visit in April 2015.
  • - The Attorney General's Chambers/State Law Office contracted Otieno to take photos for use on their official website.
  • - Other notable commissions' undertaken are previous visits by US Secretaries of State including Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright among others.
  • - In 2006, he took photos of South African freedom struggle icon the late Nelson Mandela while visiting Kenya.
  • - Otieno has several instances also been called upon to capture moments of various international and regional Heads of State visits to Kenya.
  • - His services were enlisted for the National Conference on Health Leadership, Management & Governance [2013] and Africa Surging Forward Conference [2013].
  • - Otieno's photos featured in KENGEN company's 2013 and 2014 official Calenders.
  • - The Kenya Institute of Mass Communication graduate has had working stints with the formerly Kenya Times Media Trust, Nation Newspapers Group, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation [KBC] and Kenya Television Network [KTN].

NAME: Gilbert Otieno
Professional Photographer
Freelance Photojournalist


Name: Hassan Kipkoech Juma aka Mandevu.

Worked out shoots for the designer wear Urban Phunk Made In Kenya for 2 years.

Currently at Uwezo Awareness Organisation, Kariobangi North in Nairobi-Kenya.

Driven and inspired by the simplicity of life. Humbled by the beautiful souls that surround me each day.

Mobile: 0732368691