Bronze / 2018 / Portraiture / Children


  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Children
  • Company
    Georgina Goodwin Images
  • Photographer
    Georgina Goodwin
  • Credit
    @ Georgina Goodwin/UNHCR

South Sudan refugee twins Jacob and Simon, 14, sit together at the new arrivals centre in Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Settlement on the Kenya-South Sudan border, February 1, 2018. They walked with their mother Adut Akot Ker, 44 and 5 siblings for 21 days to get to Kakuma from Juba in South Sudan. They are tramatised after their father and eldest brother were shot and killed as they ran away from the fighting. As of October 31, 2017 Kenya had 111, 892 refugees from South Sudan. By ‪December 31, 2018‬ Kenya is projected to have 140,000 refugees from South Sudan. UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi appealed to South Sudan's leaders to agree peace.

Georgina is a freelance photographer born and raised in Kenya. She specialises in documentary and editorial photography with 10 years experience covering humanitarian, NGO and social issues in Africa. She is represented by international photographers' collective Metaphor Images and has had her work published by the New York Times, Newsweek, Elle Magazine US, Google, Financial Times, BBC, CNN, AFP, Reuters, World Bank, and many others. Georgina was awarded Kenyan News Photographer of the Year for her coverage of the Westgate Mall terrorist attack and has recently been nominated to submit her work documenting Cancer in Africa to the Prix Pictet Award 2015. Georgina is based in Nairobi, Kenya.