A Drying Kenya

PhotographerDavid duChemin
PrizeSilver in Book (series Only) / Nature
Entry Description

Drought cycles in the arid north of Kenya are getting tighter. In early 2017 President Uhuru Kenyatta declared a national disaster. This series, part of a larger one created in partnership with The Boma Project, explores the difficult relationship between people - mostly nomadic pastoralists - and this life-giving resource. Taken for granted in most homes in the so-called First World, the search for water for families and their herds and flocks is a time-consuming daily task, one made more difficult with dropping water tables and a changing climate.