Mohamed Amin was arguably the most famous photojournalist in the world, making the news as often as he covered it. His compelling pictures of the Ethiopian famine in 1984 inspired Live Aid and the greatest-ever global act of giving in history, saving the lives of millions of starving people. His life was cut short when hijackers took over an airliner he was traveling on, forcing it to ditch in the sea killing 157 passengers and crew. Mo died on his feet still negotiating with the terrorists, at the centre of another world exclusive.
In a career spanning more than 30 years he covered every major event in his native Africa and beyond, to emerge as the most decorated news cameraman of all time. His story is inseparable from the chronicle of Africa. A friend of princes and paupers, kings and commoners, Mo did not suffer fools gladly, and was never less than passionate in his life's work.
Duncan Willetts, one of Africa's and Europe's major creative photographers and photojournalist, moved to Sudan from England in 1974 and then on to Nairobi in 1977 to partner with famed African photographer/cameraman Mohamed Amin who was tragically killed in 1996 in a Hijacked Ethiopian Airliner. Duncan and Mohamed Amin authored over fifty-five photography books on Africa - and beyond - during the course of their twenty-year partnership. Duncan's photography now includes work for some of the world's major corporations, prestigious advertising firms and magazines. He has lived in Africa for over thirty-five years.
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