For Msafiri, the inflight magazine of Kenya Airways, I have interviewed Brian Otieno, arguably one of Nairobi’s most talented photographers. Brian, who is also known as ‘Storitellah’ and is the main man behind the much awarded Kibera Stories account, told me why he photographs Kibera in the way he does. As he was born in the huge Nairobi slum, he has a unique perspective that he shares with the world through social media outlets like Instagram.
“When I document a fire outbreak or houses that were washed away by the rains, people don’t get angry at me and my camera; they want their plight to be documented because maybe someone out there will want to extend a helping hand. That’s the power of photography: it can change lives.”
You can read the interview here, on the website of KQ’s Msafiri! If you’d like to read more about my work for Msafiri, you can check out this blogpost about my cover shot for the November 2018 edition, click here to read my Ethiopia travel story or read my recent Uganda travel story here.