Jean Bizimana - Gen T.B.D. Reporting Fellow

Jean Bizimana grew up in Imbabazi orphanage, where he developed his passion for photography starting around age 8. He was a member of the “Through the Eyes of Children” project, a Rwandan photography training program. After graduating from the program in 2010, Jean went on to study photojournalism. In November 2013, Jean was awarded the Equipment Award for the strongest collection of photographs. His work has been displayed in the galleries, including the “Rwanda in Photographs” exhibition at the Somerset House, London. In March 2015, Jean participated in a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya that was organized by Canon Middle East London as well as facilitated by Gary Knight, founder of VII Photo Agency and President of the World Press Photo Award. In May 2015, Jean participated in the Ifoto Completion competition, where he was the first runner up in the local photojournalist category. He has been a part of several workshops since.