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BOMA Project: Back to the field

On Tuesday I’m heading back to Kenya. I’ll be exploring Tsavo (think The Ghost and The Darkness) and Diani (think beaches) for a week and then on January 17th I’m heading back to work. After what will be a forced hiatus of 20 months, due to my accident, I’m finally returning to client work with humanitarian organizations. I’m thrilled to be hobbling back into the field, but even more so that it’s with the BOMA Project. I was there 2 years ago for a couple weeks photographing the Rendille, Samburu, and Turkana, and my time there changed me in ways no assignment ever has.

The BOMA Project was kind enough to let me show these images in my latest book, The Print and The Process, and you participate in BOMA’s work when you buy a copy of that book, with 10% of all royalties going to their work in these small off-the-map communities. If you want to see more of this work, like the portraits that accompany this article, the only place to see it, and read about my process working on assignments like this, is in The Print and the Process.

Northern Kenya is one of the poorest places I’ve ever traveled, and I’ve traveled a good chunk of the world. I found among these nomads some of the most beautiful, creative, empowered people I’ve ever met, and, after being adopted into one particularly remote Rendille village, I feel I’m returning home. I’ll be bringing a cow and instigating a full-on homecoming BBQ. Can’t wait! We’re bringing a video camera and I’ll do some behind-the-scenes blog posts when I get back, though I’ll promise nothing so good, or poorly shot,  as this 2011 You-Tube video of Corwin dancing with our new friends.

Postcards will be few and far between, I’m afraid, and by that I mean, there aren’t likely to be any postcards. Not until towards the end of the month when I’m back into Nairobi. And by then we’ll be close to launching Issue Two of PHOTOGRAPH as well.  See you soon!

 

Dec 29th

2012

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Happy New Year

What a year. I often take some time around now to sit with my pen and notebook, a cup of coffee, and my thoughts. I’m not big on resolutions but I do like to look back at the year and be grateful, think about lessons learned, and celebrate. This year took me to Ethiopia, Kenya, […]

Dec 12th

2012

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Desktop Wallpapers – Antarctica

I know, it’s been a while. I hope it’s worth the wait. I stopped putting these out there because I felt I was on the edge of giving you stuff that’s already had so much exposure, or worse, of giving you photographs I wasn’t 100% happy with. Thanks for the patience. I shot these in […]