Tobin Jones is a photographer of English and American descent. Much of his life, however, has been spent living on the African continent, which he now largely considers home. Born in Botswana in 1986, Tobin spent most of his childhood growing up in Malawi and Kenya.
Tobin first got into photography during a gap year that he spent in Fiji before going to university. He continued to pursue photography as a hobby while at university in Canada. In 2009 Tobin graduated from McGill University, with a major in International Development, as well as minors in Economics and Political Science. Soon after graduating he decided, however, to return to Kenya in order to pursue a career in photography.
With his experience on the African continent and in International Development, Tobin hopes to use his photography to capture stories on the continent that might otherwise be overlooked. Namely, this will entail subjects that have to do with African society’s entrance into the modern world and the inevitable clash that it so often creates.