It’s coming up on 2 years now since I visited Africa.
In March of 2008, I had the oppurtunity to join a few people who were assessing the needs of the Kenyan population by visiting several IDP (Iternally Displaced People) camps. Kenya had just experienced widespread rioting after the results of the presidential elections were made public. The corruption and anger surronding the election was the spark that ignited long standing racial tensions.
I spent 2 weeks with Kenyans, recording their stories and photographing over 500 IDP’s. I am currently putting together a photo book with 50 IDP portraits. 1 portrait for every 100,000 Kenyans that was in the camps at the time. It was estimated that 1,500 people were killed, 40,000 people were injured and over 500,000 were forced to flee their homes.
Here are a few of the images I plan to put in the book.