National Geographic contest-winning photograph captured during Albert's Pulitzer Center-supported trip to Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Micah Albert. Kenya, 2012. Add this image to a lesson

In this January 30 event presented by the World Affairs Council, Sacramento chapter, Micah Albert shares images and stories that exemplify his documentary photography from around the world. His photographic focus includes: life in and around Kenya's Dandora dump, the global food crisis in Yemen, Dinka cattle camps in South Sudan, insecurity and unrest in Darfur refugee camps in Chad, gender-based violence in rebel-controlled territories in Democratic Republic of the Congo, post-election unrest in Kenya, and marginalized youth in the Arab world living in Syria, Jordan, and Yemen.

One of the images from Dandora won first place in the People category of National Geographic's prestigious photo contest. Albert's winning image, shown above, was part of his Pulitzer Center project "Buried in Dandora: Voices of Nairobi's Waste Management Disaster," a collaboration with journalist David Conrad.

Micah Albert is a freelance documentary photographer based in northern California. He specializes in and is passionate about difficult-to-access regions and the ensuing, and often times under-covered, issues. His clients include The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, BBC, The Washington Times, National Geographic, and many others.

Wednesday, January 30
6 pm
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Avenue
Classroom A
Sacramento, CA 95817

Free for World Affairs Council members and students. Donation of $5 donation for nonmembers.
Refreshments to follow talk.

Read more about the event, as posted on, here.


Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dump Site has been officially "full" for years and is implicated in a host of diseases--yet provides employment to scavengers. Views from the dump and from those nearby.


March 9, 2015 /
Micah Albert
Micah Albert travels back to Dandora, three years later, and finds the woman he photographed for what became an award-winning picture.
February 15, 2013 /
Meghan Dhaliwal
Photojournalist Micah Albert wins first place in the contemporary issues category in the 56th World Press Photo Contest for his work covering the Dandora dump in Kenya.