KIBERA STORIES B rian Otieno is a freelance photojournalist who operates an online photo project called “KiberaStories,” since 2013. Brian was raised in Kibera – Africa’s most vibrant, biggest shantytown in Nairobi, Kenya and is a graduate from Multimedia University of Kenya with a Diploma in Journalism and Strategic Public Relations. Brian’s passion and commitment lies in capturing the visual realities and documenting the norm of everyday life from the people around him, and sharing their stories. 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 with a unique point of view through photography. In this particular series, the publication showcases a fashionista from Kibera, Stephen Okoth, also known as Ondivour, a film-maker, photographer and model for his self-styled colourful and vintage fashion. “He inspires a generation in the shanty town through his sense of style, which brings hope to the people.” His signature bright clothes sourced from local second-hand markets have turned him into a local celebrity. http://storitellah.com/ #KiberaStories “HE INSPIRES A GENERATION IN THE SHANTY TOWN THROUGH HIS SENSE OF STYLE, WHICH BRINGS HOPE TO THE PEOPLE.” 24 africanphotomagazine ISSUE 7 NOVEMBER 2017 25
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