As a freelance documentary photographer and photojournalist Chris Kirby engages in African social context, socio-economic affairs and tourism.
Chris is a Africa specialist, having visited, lived and worked in Africa since the 1960/70s. His engagements have been as varied and diverse as the inauguration of ballooning operations in Kenya to the launch new products in the townships of South Africa.
His work has appeared in international media including the FT, the Times, Guardian, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, and for corporations such as Virgin Group, Japan Airlines, Budweiser and Pepsico. Member of TRAVLLD collective. www.travlld.co.uk
“The drive up from the South African border to the sand-dunes of Sossusvlei located in the southern part of the Namib Desert was notable primarily because of the quality of the well graded roads, for which I was truly thankful.
Driving a small family saloon – admittedly fitted with four new tyres -across the vast expanse of Namibia didn’t seem the most sensible thing to be doing, especially as unseasonal rains had arrived and the odd diversion had to be made – but it did add to the adventure.
My reward; the Namib Desert ‘greener’ than i’d ever seen it before!”