Salim Amin is Chairman of Camerapix, Chairman of The Mohamed Amin Foundation and co-founder and former Chairman of Africa24 Media.
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.
Camerapix offers its clients a wide array of media services including television production, publishing and photography and is also home to 4 million images of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and over 6000 hours of unique and historic video footage. The Camerapix Archive is 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 Pete Murimi of Kenya was the first graduate of the “MoForce” to win 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 finished a documentary chronicling his father’s life in March 2006 entitled “MO & ME” which has to date won over 20 Awards for Best Documentary in the United States, 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 the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), as well as the Cannes Film Festival.
In December 2005, Salim began work on the launch of the first 24-hour pan-African News and Current Affairs Channel. Africa24 Media, a precursor to the Channel and Africa’s first online Agency for video and stills content, launched in September 2008 (www.a24media.com).
In January 2007 Salim was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. He is a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. In 2010 Salim was one of only 150 people around the world invited by President Obama to the Presidential Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington, DC.
In December 2012, Salim was named as one of the “100 Most Influential Africans” by New African Magazine and the same magazine named him in their “top 50 Under 50” Africans in their May 2013 issue.
In 2011 he presented and co-produced the award-winning short film, “Revisiting Korem”, tracing back Mohamed Amin’s footsteps to Korem and Makelle where he filmed the devastating 1984 famine, to see the lessons learned in Ethiopia and the measures taken to ensure drought does not equal famine.
In October 2014, Salim launched his weekly Talk Show “The Scoop”, speaking to great African personalities around the Continent, and reaching a global audience of over 300 million people on television and online.
In 2016, together with production partner Chip Duncan, they produced the multiple award-winning documentary “The Sound Man” on the life and work of Camerapix Sound Recordist Abdul Rahman.