El Molo woman
A woman of the El Molo tribe has washed her face with the salty water of Lake Turkana after performing a ritual on a sacred island in the Lake. The El Molo entirely depend on the Lake, the feed on fish only and drink the saline water which gives them problems with their bones and teeth. Being only a few thousand people they are one of the smalles tribes in Kenya, their challenges are neglected. Many of them have resorted to alcohol or putting on shows for tourists as a means of survival. If the lake dies, the El Molo will most likely die, too.
Beginning and Ending of the World
In my image selection which is part of a bigger photo project, I tried to capture the atmosphere of loss and scarcity. The desaster is on the horizon and with the ressources dwindling live and human condition will change forever. It is a conflict that is carried out in many countries of Africa, Asia or Latin America: the native population, still living according to their own laws not knowing formal education is colliding with modernisation, capitalism and globalisation.