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TURKANA

CULTURES OF CHANGE

These images document the impact of climate change on the tribal communities of the Turkana people of Northwestern Kenya. Like many indigenous cultures, the Turkana are subject to the consequences of climate change caused by the developed world's consumption. I focused my work in Turkana on trying to illustrate themes such as migration, drought, food security, and inter-tribal conflict.

In Turkana food-aid becomes more reliable than farming. Rural to urban migration and the social problems associated with urban poverty become more prevalent. Traditions of the nomadic way of life from language and tribal education to music and marriage begin to fade with each generation.