WOMEN OF KENYA

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY HELENA CHRISTENSEN Culture Most Read Culture

I traveled to Kenya to visit the Turkanas, a Nilotic tribe that lives a very traditional and simple life in the Turkana district. Their land has been heavily affected by drought due to climate change, which has resulted in the livestock migrating or dying and the vegetation drying out. I spoke to several women via a translator and they’re all very concerned about the future of their tribe and their children. The time spent with these women was a real eye opener for me and I am grateful and honored to have photographed them.

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