In the far north of Kenya, on the searingly hot, windy shores of Lake Turkana, live semi-nomadic tribal people. The start of our journey took us through beautiful, pristine landscapes including stunning umbrella acacia tree forests.
There are few places remaining in Africa where you can witness traditional cultures, their complex issues, and their stark beauty. We visited the territories of the Rendille, the northern Samburu, the Turkana in the mid-western region, and the rarely visited Pokot tribe. Though it is hard to find an area with no western influence today, the tribes in this area continue to practice their traditional pastoralist lifestyle and live virtually untouched by tourism.
The people of the Turkana tribes wear a unique variety of dresses, hairstyles and jewelry. They shared their songs, craftsmanship and knowledge with us. We joined them for a goat roast celebration. Each day I was photographing different people, new tribes and cultures. Each day presented new opportunities, and the continual rhythm of photographing people became easier.
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