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Mohamed Amin was a famous Kenyan photojournalist – there’s much more to his work than images of tragedy

Mohamed Amin was a famous Kenyan photojournalist – there’s much more to his work than images of tragedy

KENYAN photojournalist Mohamed Amin (1943-1996) rose to fame for documenting the 1984 famine in neighbouring Ethiopia with powerful images of the tragedy. He also captured the Ethiopian people’s suffering during the brutal reign of Mengistu Haile Mariam. These images, broadcast by the BBC, shocked the global public and had a significant international impact. They mobilised governments, individuals and institutions. This even led to Live Aid – the famous 1985 benefit concert to raise funds for victims of the famine. TAMARA ANTONA JIMENO, Lecturer at Journalism and Global Communication, Universidad Complutense de Madrid ISMAEL CRESPO MARTÍNEZ, PhD Candidate in Journalism, Universidad…
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