It was a long and exhausting week, but I finally made it back to Canada in one piece after spending time volunteering my photography services for World Teacher Aid in the Rongai area of Kenya.
One of the most memorable moments came with a visit to the Pipeline IDP Camp. Pipeline is a temporary "refugee" camp that was erected following the violent presidential elections in 2007. It is an unsettled camp, which means that residents are meant to be there on a temporary basis before being moved to a permanent IDP Camp, like the one we were working on at GIWA Farms for most of the week. Many spend years there before being permanently relocated.
On the day of our visit to Pipeline the government had just dropped off rations to the village. People were scrambling in the rain to lift as many sacks onto their bicycles before wheeling off with the goods. I saw many children picking up pieces of corn that had fallen into and mixed in with the dirt. They anxiously filled their pockets with whatever they could; in that moment I realized how dire the situation there really was.
Camera: Canon 5d Mk II
Lens: Canon 35mm F/1.4 L
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