In 1963, world-renowned photographer, cameraman and publisher, Mohamed “Mo” Amin, launched Camerapix from a small shop in Dar es Salaam. From these humble beginnings grew a modern, independent media concern with a reputation for delivering world exclusive images and stories at the forefront of journalism in Africa.Today, Camerapix employs over 30 media professionals, operating out of its headquarters in Nairobi and an office in London.
Camerapix offers its clients a wide array of media services and is home to 4 million images of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and over 8000 hours of unique and historic video footage, the largest visual resource of its kind in Africa. In 1998,The Mohamed Amin Foundation was launched to provide would-be African journalists with the tools and knowledge to tell local stories to an international audience. In 2004, graduate Pete Murimi of Kenya won the prestigious CNN African Journalist of the Year Award, a shining example of the quality of training provided at the Foundation.
As Executive Producer and Presenter, Salim’s documentary chronicling his father’s life, entitled “MO & ME,” has to date won seven Awards for Best Documentary in the US, Canada, India and on the African Continent, including the Grand Jury Award at the New York International Film Festival.The documentary achieved a successful theatrical release in Kenya and was screened at BAFTA and the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. In December 2005, Salim began work on the first 24-hour pan-African News and Current Affairs Channel.
As acting Chairman, he is in the process of finalising the company’s Business Plan to publicly list and launch and launch the Channel in 2008.In January 2007 Salim was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos.