Bronze / 2018 / Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced

Sunscapes

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced
  • Photographer
    Marina Shacola

'Since 2010, I have traveled to Turkana in Kenya where one of the most beautiful and oldest tribes lives. Almost 7 years ago, oil was discovered there. Over the years, I have seen this amazing tribe struggle to survive while preserving their customs and traditions as they are faced with new political and economic interests. With this series,I picture a vanishing culture. The work is about opposition, and how a people can thrive against all odds. For thousands of years the Turkana survived in the arid desert persevering with respect through unimaginable conditions. This project reflects on the relationship between these people and their environment, which defines them and gives them their unique identity. They are the Turkana.