I recently traveled to Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya – the largest and most well-known slum in Africa, home to over a million people most of whom live on less than a dollar a day – to meet Mr. Hassan Abdul Salim, the coach of the ‘Kibera Olympic Boxing Team’.
My photo of a Samburu woman shot on my trip to Kenya earlier this is on the cover of issue 2 of the iPad magazine “Latitude”.
The last (I think) in the Kenya 2010 series of blog posts:- pictures that didn’t fit into any of the other posts.
As a follow-up to the last post about the free party in Kibera, it’s another video post, also shot at the same free party.
This time it’s those pesky kids again.
Within a few days of arriving in Nairobi I found myself at a most unusual concert,organised by the Goethe Institut Nairobi, being paid to take pictures.
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.
“Lavosti and Oren, Impromtu jam, Nairobi April 2010”
For part 2 of the Lamu posts, a little history, some dry facts and some tourist snaps. Well, kind of.
Lamu-Part 1-Ass! A tribute to the humble beast of burden.
A series of portraits of Turkana and Samburu tribal women.
For part 2 of the Isiolo series, some pictures of the town itself and its environs.
During my Kenya sojourn I was lucky enough to stay with a very hospitable Italian man, his Turkana wife and the 19 members of their extended family just outside Isiolo, a small town about 6 hours north of Nairobi. The friend who suggested I stay there told me “it’s like the edge of the world”.…