Moving Elephants

Moving Elephants

Yesterday I got to go and photograph an elephant translocation for the Kenya Wildlife Service.  So cool.  I wasn’t the only photographer there.  In fact there were a lot.  This was the beginning of a huge project to move two hundred (yes,...
The economics of poverty

The economics of poverty

One of the biggest impressions I’ve had in Kenya is the staggering amount of poverty and the massive income inequality here.  All the cities I have been to are filled with people who are clearly unemployed or underemployed.  Official unemployment...
Hand in the slums

Hand in the slums

She reached out her hand. it was small, delicate like a flower. And when I held my hand she tentatively took one of my fingers. “How are you?” Her voice was small and full of innocence. While we held hands a sea surged around us “How are you, how are...
ENEMIES: Mathare II

ENEMIES: Mathare II

This post is from the first trip for my ENEMIES Project.  Read more about it on my website  On Thursday I went to Mathare again to photograph a man who was the head of one of the youth gangs that were directly involved with the post-election violence in...
ENEMIES: Mathare slums, Ben

ENEMIES: Mathare slums, Ben

This post is from the first trip for my¬†ENEMIES Project. ¬†Read more on the project website at nelsonguda.com This weekend I went into the Mathare slums of Nairobi to photograph people involved with the 2008 post-election violence.  I met and photographed two...