George Otieno

I am a Luo by tribe (Nilote). ‘Otieno’ means ‘night’; this shows that I was born at night. I am fifteen years old. I am in my final class in secondary school. I am the third-born in a family of six living in a big slum called Mathare Valley. We live in a single room all together. I joined MYSA as a young talented footballer at age ten, playing in the MYSA league for under-twelve boys. Now I am playing in the under-sixteen league. I joined the Shootback project because I wanted to know how photos were made. Now I know how to take good photographs. Apart from taking photographs, I like reading novels, listening to reggae music and watching movies. My main goal is to be a professional photographer and footballer.