Saturday, May 7, 2016

'Beyond' Photography Exhibition

Guess who is slowly evolving from her home-body self to explorer, a gradual painful process because you can't leave the house in a baati,ok you can but you want to look nice and put together sometime :-).The struggle to get ready is something I am not keen on and this is me who is always in buibuis outside..................................this is to say mad respect to all those put together colour co-ordinated women on the streets with shoes matching belt matching ear-rings.Nobody says it but you guys are truly special and winners.

A few weeks ago there was this exhibition by OneTouch Live while I am not artsy at all, I am into history and such a patriot at heart so because I was lucky to be in Nairobae when the exhibition was on I checked it out for the sole reason that it show-cased hidden gems in Kenya.

I went twice because the first time it was mid-week and the place was so empty and by empty I mean EMPTY so I kinda got intimidated and didn't check it out fully.I went again on the closing weekend and loved it mainly because it was full of people and people would randomly talk to me about the pictures and ask me to take pictures of them.

Exhibition going 101 if you are to go for an event either go on the day it opens or the day it closes the middle days as I found out can be intimidating but if empty galleries are your thing then avoid these two days.

The exhibition was to the best of my understanding to showcase towns in Kenya that the OneTouch Live photographers had visited and it was in collaboration with World Vision's HungerFree initiative.All the pictures were on sale and % of the proceeds went to support the HungerFree initiative.For each of the towns they visited they had a description of the town and the pictures were arranged per location so all Nairobi pictures were together,all Samburu pictures were together and so on

Their description of Nairobi; Nairobi is the largest and the capital city of Kenya.The name Nairobi comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi,which translates to cool waters,however its popularly known as the green city in the sun.founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa,as a rail depot on the Uganda railway.The town quickly grew to replace Machakos as the capital of Kenya in 1907.A lesson in history because how many people knew Machakos was Kenya's capital city at some point??

Some pictures that I liked from the exhibition ;-)

Matatus in Nairobi are a work of art :-)

A maasai watches over his herd of goats down below by the shore of Lake Natron

Ngare Ndare's forest 450-metre canopy walk,one can watch animals like elephants grazing 40 feet below.This is the only canopy walk in East Africa
Fishermen harvesting fish from river Sagana and Masinga dam.

Mount Ololokwe, also known as Ol Donyo Sabache a distinctive land-mark on the Isiolo-Marsabit highway

Who knew there is a female only village in Samburu!

This Pokot elder we should start looking for because this man is rich!!!! man has 60 goats and 100 beehives

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