Yasuyoshi Chiba

Chief Photographer for East Africa and Indian Ocean @ Agence France-Presse’s (AFP) / Based in Nairobi, Kenya

Yasuyoshi Chiba is AFP Chief Photographer currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.  He started working as a staff photographer for Japan’s national newspaper Asahi Shimbun. In 2007, he moved to Kenya as a freelancer and joined... read on
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Coverage Regions: Africa
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Yasuyoshi Chiba is AFP Chief Photographer currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

He started working as a staff photographer for Japan’s national newspaper Asahi Shimbun. In 2007, he moved to Kenya as a freelancer and joined AFP as a staff photographer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2011. His works have been recognized with many photography awards including World Press Photo (1st for People in the News Singles in 2009, 1st for People in the News Stories in 2012) and Pictures of the Year International (award of excellence for news picture story in 2012, 3rd for sports picture story in 2015, 1st for Portrait in 2016). 

In 2020 he was awarded World Press Photo Of The Year for his photographs of a young man reciting protest poetry during a blackout in Khartoum, Sudan.