Awards & Winners

Mohamed Amin

Date of Birth 29-August-1943
Place of Birth Eastleigh, Nairobi
Also know as Mohammid Amin
Profession Journalist, Photographer, Photojournalist
Mohamed "Mo" Amin was a Kenyan photojournalist noted for his pictures and videotapes of the Ethiopian famine. Mohamed Amin was born on 29 August 1943 in Eastleigh, Nairobi and developed an interest in photography at school. He founded Camerapix company in 1963 in Dar es Salaam and moved the company to Nairobi three years later. During the 1970s, he became one of the most relied-upon African news photographers, reporting on wars and coups all through the continent, and his pictures were often used by Western news media. Amin's most influential moment came when his photos, along with Michael Buerk's reporting of the 1984 Ethiopian famine brought international attention to the crisis and eventually helped start the charity wave that resulted in Live Aid concerts. Apart from Ethiopian famine, he contributed exclusive photos of the fall of Idi Amin and of Mengistu Haile Mariam, and was author of numerous books, including Journey Through Pakistan, Pilgrimage to Mecca, and covered various themes like East African Wildlife and the Uganda Railway. In 1991, Amin lost his left arm during an ammunition dump explosion in Ethiopia during the Ethiopian Civil War.

Awards by Mohamed Amin

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British Academy Television Award for Best News Coverage
Honored for : BBC Nine O'Clock News
(Coverage of the Ethiopian famine)

Nominations 1985 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
British Academy Television Award for Best News Coverage BBC Nine O'Clock News
Coverage of the Ethiopian famine