Nigel Pavitt was born in England but has lived in Kenya since 1955. He has been a professional photographer since the 1980's with a major interest in the indigenous people and their customs, wildlife and landscapes.
He has written and illustrated a number of fascinating books including "Kenya: The First Explorers", "Samburu", "Turkana", "Africa's Great Rift Valley" and "Kenya: A Country in the Making 1880-1940''. He has also participated in a book on the "Wild Flowers of East Africa" by Sir Michael Blundell and "Lamu: Kenya's Enchanted Island".
His most recent project was lead photographer in the magnificent and widely acclaimed book "Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom" which was published by the American University Cairo Press in 2017.
Nigel Pavitt has photographed many advertising, commercial and editorial assignments in Africa. His awards include The Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya.