So I took a walk in the slum behind my hood today with my friend Caroline. The idea was for me to see her shooting style and give her tips and tricks to get good photos. We were both a bit apprehensive about walking into the slum with our expensive equip but it ended up being such a pleasant experience. Here are a few of the better images I got;
His eyes. Haunting.
The river water is so full of chemicals, it froths on it’s own. The wetland that would absorb this pollution is currently under development despite protest to NEMA by the Kenya Alliance of Residents’ Associations and the neighborhood residents’ associations.
But in the middle of all this, some hope. Young men do soccer training on the field right next to the slum. The local soccer clubs are gaining prominence in the lower leagues and the youth of the slum are making something of themselves through sports.
I learnt a lot today. I hope to do something positive, however small, for that slum really soon. Can’t keep waiting for someone else to do it. For the final image, this is what seemed to be the best food joint in the whole area 🙂