Photography for Nairobi

CompanyStudio White
PhotographerAdam Balcerek
Entry Description

Those pictures are part of PhotographyForNairobi, charitable project aimed at stopping human trafficking inKenya. A group of young people has been given tools in the form of trainings with the photographer and equipment, to be able start to work independently. Today, the participants of the project are using the tools, to earn money for themselves and for their families and they’re truly changing their lives for better! On each picture we can recognize one of the participants with a camera (a symbol of a working-person between slaves). Without our help they could end-up exploited, working as slaves or prostitutes. A-DIGNIFIED-JOB-IS-WITHIN-A-LENS-REACH!

About Photographer

Adam Balcerek was born and raised in Poznan (Poland). He moved to Germany, where he was studying architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus. After graduating he moved to Warsaw in Poland, where he started to work as an architect. At the same time he started extramural studies at the Warsaw Academy of Photography. After 4 years of working in the one of the most known architectural offices in Europe and doing his first steps in fashion photography, he realized that the photography is what he lives for. He quit his job as an architect and he moved to Paris, where he spent many months and working as a photographic assistant in Le Rouchon and Pin Up Studio. Among the others he worked with: Patric Shaw, Craig McDean, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Felix Lammers...). After this experience he came back to Warsaw where he works till now as a fashion and advertising photographer.