About me

I am an architect, with a master in sociology and PhD in urban geography. I am preparing a book of photography entitled “The Streets of the World’s Cities in Images”.
In 2017, United Nations in Kenya organized a photo exhibition named “University of Garissa: A History of Hope and Change”. I got 17 honorable mentions for the International Photography Awards 2016 and an additional one in 2017 in the One Shoot: Climate Change Competition.

In June 2017, I was distinguished by the Director’s Award 2017 of the Cartier-Bresson Passporte Prize in Street Photography with additional 6 photo nominations. I won first place in the International Photography Awards 2017 Non-Professional Event: Social Cause.
I was also distinguished with a Bronze medal in the Paris Photo Prize (Px3) 2017 for the Press- Featured Story “Collective Pain” and one Honorable Mention in the same year.
I won the First Place in the PHOTO+, PDN Faces Photo 2017.

I was recognized with 6 honorable mentions in the Monochrome Photography Awards 2017 in the category people.

I won first prize in the Smart Arts category of Digital Camera’s Photographer of the Year competition 2017 (mobile) with my photo exhibited in the Photography Show in the NEC Birmingham, UK. (03-18).

I was second place in the Black and White Photographer of the Year competition 2018 organized by Black and White Magazine and Fujifilm. The winning picture was published in the February issue (2018).

In January 2018, the Black Box Gallery curated one of my pictures for the Black and White 2018 exhibition in Oregon, USA. The same month, PDN, Rangefinder, WPPI, selected me for the One Life International photography competition Early Entry winner 2017, including an online gallery exhibition (NY).

I won Aline Smithson Juror’s Selection for the ONE 2017 Call, New York Center for Photographic Art, and my image “Being Born in a Refugee Camp” was exhibited in the prestigious Jadite Gallery in NY. The same picture also won third place in the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2018, Character Study.

The Sony World Photography Awards (2018) gave a recognition of ‘Commended’ to one of my pictures in the Portraiture Category, Open Competition with more than 320,008 images entered from 210 countries. The photo was exhibited in the Somerset Gallery, London Sony World Photography Awards (May 2018).

Tokyo International Photo Awards (2017), Silver Medal, Editorial, General News, Being Born in a Refugee Camp, http://tokyofotoawards.jp/submit

Third place Black & White Best Photographers and First place Black and White Single works of 35Awards 2017, https://35awards.com/winners2017/result

Gold in Editorial-Conflict / Bronze in Editorial-Photo Essay / Silver in People-Children / 1st place winner in Editorial category MIFA’s 2018. http://www.moscowfotoawards.com/winners/moscow/2018/4516/

One of my pictures was given the ‘Winner Photo Mark of Excellence’ in the Black and White I Shot It Leica Competition 2018. The same picture received an Honorable Mention in the Mono-Kromatic competition and was exhibited in Praxis Gallery in Minnesota (4-31/05/2018).

It also won Third Place People and Animals of the International Photography and Arts Community, Zebra Black and White Competition, with additional 8 finalist photos.


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