IN AND OUT OF KENYAN SLUMS
A photography assignment with Christian Relief Fund (CRF) to document the organization’s child support systems in impoverished areas of western Kenya. We visited and documented programs in both rural and city slums, providing visual context to the support the organization facilitates.
Scope: Storytelling Consulting, Photography, Videography
Organization: Christian Relief Fund
CRF operates in several hemispheres of the globe. Their focus in western Kenya is primarily orphan care programs. The majority of children under their care were orphaned by tribal war or AIDS.
On our assignment to western Kenya we visited CRF orphanages and schools in various contrasting communities and surrounding regions of urban Kissumu, high altitude Eldoret, rural Bungoma and mountainous Mt. Elgon. Though the landscapes changed, the daily life of an orphanage was generally comparative.
The visual approach to the assignment was to encompass the variety of orphanage settings while illustrating the similarity of their day-to-day routines, while incorporating other aspects of the community that interact with the programs: teachers, kitchen staff, farmers, and so on.