FACES OF AFRICA: An Ongoing Portrait Series
I first visited the African Continent in 2009, when I spent a year in South Africa studying in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and worked as a documentary photographer for a non-profit in the Red location township nearby. Since then, I've done extensive music research in Ghana, worked with musicians in Zimbabwe and Kenya, traveled through Tanzania and Ethiopia, hung out with tuaregs in Mali, and shared tea with bedouins in Egypt. This ongoing series of portraits is a reflection of my interactions with some of the individuals I run across every time I visit a country in Africa. They are people who hosted me or broke bread with me. They are strangers and friends alike. They are co-workers, artists, students, and leaders. They are just a few of the people who begin to tell one story of the human experience in Africa.