I'm a self taught photographer from Sheffield, UK, but this has never been my day job. Over the last 10 years I’ve done a lot of development work in East Africa, including many water and sanitation projects as well as a couple of years running a small social enterprise in Kenya. Most of the photos on this site were taken during my time in Kakamega, a small town in Western Kenya that I fell in love with for a time. At the moment I’m working at the British Refugee Council back in Sheffield, doing community development work on the Syrian refugee resettlement programme.

I’m still trying to work out how to build photography into my life in the UK, which is why there’s not much UK content on here. If you have any interesting project ideas give me a shout!

I always ask consent when I take a photograph, and I try to make images that provide context and encourage feelings of solidarity. You can contact me like this:

Phone:  +44 (0) 7884 054 574

Email: contactjackowen@gmail.com

Twitter: @susdevjack