A young Mombasa based photojournalist has bagged recognition from a humanitarian organisation Kenya Red Cross Society.
The little known professional journalist Tom Fondo working at anti-drug lobby Reachout Centre Trust Communications’ department has been for the last three years practicing photojournalism and his professional photography caught the Kenya Red Cross Society eye.
Mr. Fondo has been practicing professional photography in Mombasa and Kilifi Counties and early last year he landed a job at Reachout Centre Trust, as the Organisations’ Communication Officer.
Fondo has taken perfect shots, managing both the organisation’s website and all social media platforms.
It came as a surprise to him when he attended a three day symposium in Nairobi organised by the Kenya Red Cross Society.
The symposium was to highlight on the health issues surrounding the key population in the Country.
As usual his itching fingers for the lens could not restrain him from getting down to action and for the three days of the symposium he put all the actions into the lens.
“I could not believe it when the Kenya Red Cross Society officials who were the organisers called out my name and gave me a special award for my exemplary shots,” said Fondo.
According to the professional photographer, the recognition has bestowed a fresh challenge in his daily activities.
“I love viewing the world through the lens of a camera and am obsessed with nature, humanity and health” he added.
He is now planning to fully venture into freelancing photography in a bid to use his talent for a living.