Open Edition - Lmuget le nkarna I, Sasaab Village, Westgate Community Conservancy, northern Kenya, from the series 'with butterflies and warriors'
I remember the very first time that I set eyes upon a Samburu warrior in northern Kenya. As I caught glimpses of him running through the bush it somehow reminded me of my childhood. Looking down all those years ago at my bicycle wheel on a hot summers day as the sun reflected off the shiny wheel, bouncing light around the grass like diamonds. I used to ride along watching them rise up trees, and fall again as I rode faster and faster trying to escape their dazzle.
Now I find myself working in these communities constantly stopped in my tracks for so many different reasons.
On this day it was simply by the dazzle of this Samburu woman who glittered like a handful of sequins on a summers day. So many things to talk about here. So much unspoken. So much shared, and so much not. I’ll get there, just not here, and not now.
James Grant, Executive Director, UNICEF said this recently —
"Family Planning could bring more benefits to more people at less cost than any other single technology now available to the human race.”
My hope for 2022 is that we continue to talk softly and draw those in to hear our thoughts, rather than shout our instructions and demands, which simply results in people covering their ears. Communities such as the Samburu have as much, if not more to offer us than we have to offer them, if only we would listen we might learn too.
A series of limited open-editioned, unsigned digital c-type prints are as sized below. These are in an edition of 100 prints per image.
C-type (Matt) Edition of 100 in total
Paper: 12 x 10 Image: 10 x 8
Price: UKP 100.00 plus VAT and shipping.