This year of 2010 I have travelled to London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and around my own country of Kenya. I get commissioned jobs or I travel for myself but always I try to make the most of everywhere I go, thinking always of new ideas, projects and important things to photograph. Sometimes it takes a short time, other times it needs planning and a little or a lot longer, in which case I go back. But always there’s a story.
These are a very few of the countless photographs I’ve taken this last year, either for pleasure (personal work) or commissioned. I show these not particularly for their brilliance but to show the incredibly interesting variety of subjects, people and experiences that comes through the work that I do.
December 25, 2010 | Categories: Commercial, Community, Conservation, Georgina Goodwin Images, kenya, Kibera - Slum life - In progress, Malaria, Media, political, Public Health, Social/humantiarian, Wedding | Tags: Africa, builders, Children, communities, community, development, Georgina Goodwin, health, Kenya, nairobi, New York, obama, Photographs, photography, public health, raila, tea, Women | Leave A Comment »
My brother Chris chose the theme ‘Moulin Rouge’ and has had a dream to sing in front of his friends all his life. He was to share his birthday with one of his best friends Polly, and to sing a duet with her “Come What May”, but sadly Polly and her young daughter Rosita died in a car accident shortly before the party was due to be held in June 2010.
The 40th was postponed until October. And Chris sang “Your Song” dedicated to Polly and Rosita. These are a selection of the photos taken during the evening that was my brother Chris’ 40th birthday party.
December 11, 2010 | Categories: Georgina Goodwin Images, kenya, Social/humantiarian | Tags: 40th birthday, diamond dogs, elite, Kenya, moulin rouge, nightlife, party, social, solo, song | Leave A Comment »
These first few days of December I joined Take Action Foundation (Japan) and UNICEF in South Africa at Emhubeni School in Ntabamhlophe near Estcourt in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – roughtly a 2 hour drive inland on the N3 from Durban. Together, through sport, they are promote health and important social development skills such as responsibility, leadership, education, gender equality to help raise the community from it’s current status which is considered critically under-privileged by the South African Government.
Two students from Emhubeni School were chosen, for their excellence generally and in sport – Fundiswa Manyeni (16) and Sphiwe Mkhize (17). My programme was to visit the two children and their families to better understand the situation in which they live and in which Take Action Foundation and UNICEF were facilitating the Sports for Development programme at the school.
These profiles are simply a small window into the lives of Fundiswa and Sphiwe during the afternoon that I got to spend with them and their families, before reuniting with them two days later to photograph some of the concepts of the Sports for Development programme during the visit of Japanese former football-star and Take Action Foundation’s President Hidetoshi Nakata.
December 4, 2010 | Categories: Community, Georgina Goodwin Images, Media, political, Public Health, Social/humantiarian, Travel | Tags: communities, Emhubeni School, Estcourt, health, Hidetoshi Nakata, KwaZulu-Natal, Ntabamhlophe, school, South africa, sport, take action foundation, underpriviledged, unicef | Leave A Comment »