Alissa has lived, worked, and photographed in over 120 countries. She creates compassionate, dignified images in the most challenging locations. Formerly a conflict zone photographer with assignments in Iraq, Darfur, DRCongo, and Afghanistan, her work now focuses on documenting under-reported human rights issues, and global humanitarian issues: refugees and migration, sexual violence, informal settlements, famine, natural disaster and the socioeconomic impacts of COVID19.
For more on Alissa's work, visit www.alissaeverett.com
Rand is a creative strategist and content producer living in Nairobi over the past 20 years. Rand uses his 360-degree knowledge of the media industry -- including publishing, digital experiences and film and television production -- to create robust, integrated communication campaigns.
Alongside his partners, his contribution to SPERO is to help drive overall creative strategy for its clients, build new narratives and oversee multi-media productions.
For more on Rand's background and portfolio: www.rpfxmedia.com
Peter Holmes à Court had a 20-year career as an executive and company director, running companies in the US, UK, and Australia before, in 2011, making a move to become a writer. Riding with Giants was released by Penguin/Random House in February 2020, and his articles for the World Economic Forum in Davos have appeared in numerous publications over the last four years.
For more on Peter's work, visit www.peterhac.com
Ochieng' Obunga is a human-interest storyteller, essayist, short story writer and literary critic, with a background in project management. He researches pop culture, gender issues and postcolonial discourse(s) on the side. Ochieng' contributes to Kenya's Daily Nation on freelance.
Victor is a writer, editor, producer, photographer, digital marketing expert, and a mobile journalism trainer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Journalism. He is the Creative Director & Editor of #StoriesOfLife, a web series produced exclusively on mobile with widely published journalistic pieces on different Kenyan media outlets.
Victor is also a Trainer, Producer, and Editor at Mobile Journalism Africa, a media outlet in Kenya that empowers storytellers with mobile production skills and has trained more than 1000 content creators; journalists, filmmakers, marketers.
He also doubles up an independent filmmaker with different active film projects. His first short film #Numb received two international festival selections and screenings; URUSARO Women International and Reel Film Festival.