In August 2014 I had the opportunity to travel with Jane Baldwin to Ethiopia’s Omo River Valley and Kenya’s Lake Turkana to work as Jane’s photography assistant. My role was to assist and support Jane with her ten year project Kara Women Speak. This gave me the opportunity to travel by boat to visit the indigenous communities that live along the Omo River and depend on the Omo River and Lake Turkana watershed.
The indigenous people of this region face a threat to their way of life as the Gibe III dam becomes operational, which will dramatically reduce their access to water.
The images presented here are photographs I took working as Jane’s assistant. They provide a view into the lives of the extraordinary people who live on the Omo River.
I’ll be sharing stories and impressions from the trip, so stay tuned! For more information check out this page.