Born in Nairobi, Kelvin Juma is a passionate, Kenyan, Documentary Photographer residing in Nairobi. Being elevated up in 1 of the biggest slums in Africa (Kibera) created him a victim of misrepresentation by the mainstream media. He normally believed the basic imagery on media lookup engines did a superficial representation his childhood residence. His first instinct was to explain to real tales from his group devoid of bias. In May perhaps 2019, He commenced an on the web ongoing extensive-time period picture project “Daily life Kibera” on Instagram. Concentrating on taking images of the nuance on Africa’s most significant slum – the everyday life inside his neighborhood from his possess viewpoint. Residing in Kibera for a major element of his existence has obtained him special obtain to his local community and enabling him to notify their stories in a dynamic perspective. With this, he intends to assistance the world unlearn and find out, about Africa, and present a much better knowing on the way of everyday living as an insider.
Kelvin is has attained key awareness on photography by self-mastering. A passion that he intends to retain developing. He was amid the 10 African learners awarded scholarship by the VII Academy to be a part of its Interdisciplinary Seminar on Photojournalism and Visual Storytelling. Via this he has managed to attain exceptional professionalism in his Job as a visual storyteller. He has labored with community NGOs, documenting influence and development stories. Kelvin is also an intermediate degree documentary videographer aiming to depict African stories centered on affect/progress and social difficulties.
Graduated with an State-of-the-art Diploma in Multimedia Output at Edulink Global College Nairobi in 2018. Kelvin was raised in Kibera slum, an urban informal settlement, 6km from Nairobi City Centre. He created an interest in photography in 2015 as a passion and later in 2018 started pursuing it with significantly better commitment.
Kelvin experienced a joint image exhibition and publication in London as a contributing photographer in The Guardian’s ” Dwelling In The Slum” in 2019. Collaborated as a person of the local directors in Kenya on BBC’s “PANDEMIC” 2020, a international series about the unfold of Covid-19, featuring the stories of everyday people affected by the virus all around the globe. Aired on BBC TWO.