Georgina Goodwin

"As an African visual story teller I feel strongly that this is my duty to make sure that the very real and fast-paced changes that are occurring all around us in Africa today are documented and our voices as Africans are heard all around the world." - Georgina Goodwin

Georgina Goodwin is an independent documentary photographer and Canon Ambassador based in Nairobi, Kenya. With over 15 years of experience in all genres of photography Georgina specialises in social issues, women, and the environment. Georgina works regularly for Agence France-Presse AFP and United Nations Agency for Refugees UNHCR, is a contributor to Getty Images, Everyday Climate Change and Everyday Extinction, and a member of WomenPhotograph, and African Photojournalism Database. 

Georgina’s portrait of 30 seconds old refugee baby Marian won British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity Award and Grant. This image is from her series on refugee children in Tanzania which was a finalist series at Siena Photo Awards. Georgina’s personal work documenting cancer in Africa was nominated for the Prix Pictet 2015 Award for Sustainability and Photography, her coverage of the Westgate Terror Attack won Kenyan News Photographer of the Year, and her coverage of the 2007/8 Kenyan post-election violence was shortlisted for the Prix-Bayeux Award 2008 and have been widely published.

Georgina’s work has been published by NY Times, Newsweek, Elle Mag, FT, Vogue Italia, BBC, CNN, AFP, Reuters, UN, World Bank and many others, and has been shown in Times Square NYC, Tokyo Japan, The Louvre Paris, San Francisco Public Library, and by Magnum Foundation and #Dysturb at Look3 in Charlottesville, USA. Georgina is a Canon Trainer teaching storytelling workshops around Africa, she also teaches photojournalism workshops for Aga Khan University in Nairobi. She is also one of 19 finalists at TEDx Nairobi 2017 and a speaker at TEDx KakumaCamp June 2018, the first TED talks ever to be held in a refugee camp.

Georgina is founder and owner of Georgina Goodwin Images, an agency of media professionals experienced in high level media services and available to hire for a wide range of client media needs across Africa.

Recent Awards


2019 Lions Club Seregno Aid World Water Day Photo Contest

Overall Best Theme Photo: Winner

2019 Siena-International-Photo-Awards

2019 Siena Photo Awards

Finalist Series “Animal Farm”, Finalist Single Image: “Love is Yellow”

2018 PX3

2018 Paris Photo Prize Px3

‘Press’ and ‘Portraiture’ winning placements