Nairobi – Part 2 – Kibera Kids

Kibera is the largest and probably most famous slum in Africa.
Over a million people living mostly on less than $1 U.S. a day.
During my Kenya trip I spent a lot of time there, partly for work and partly to hang out with some friends I’d made.
One of the things that stuck me about the place was how happy the children seemed, despite their circumstances.

Please don’t misunderstand me, I’m firmly in the “Lord of the flies” camp when it comes to my opinion on children, but I will grudgingly admit to their occasional cuteness.

The children of Kibera warmed my heart in ways I will deny ever admitting, so before I ruin my hard faced image even more I will simply present a gallery of  ‘cute little slum dwelling poor African children™’,  go and pour myself a Gin and Tonic and mourn the loss of the Empire ;-)

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4 comments for “Nairobi – Part 2 – Kibera Kids

  1. June 23, 2010 at 9:51 am

    If that Norwegian kid doesn’t end up in a US sitcom because of this picture there is no justice in the world… shame about that.

  2. June 23, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Enjoy that G&T Island Man. You earned it. Beautiful stuff. You shoot kids very well. And you must have left quite an impression on them with your wonderful strangeness.

    And I’m with Jon. That kid is awesome. The Next Gary Coleman anybody?

  3. June 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Norwegian – Brilliant.
    This set is really really really good. You’ve managed to capture these sense of wonder. Not pulling faces but looking into the lens asking questions.
    Just super great.

  4. June 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Love the Norwegian one as everyone does. 10 is also great 3 too. Can see Africa working for you so well in these shots. Damon

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