In the Masai Mara, local communities rely on tourism for income. Masai people are herders and shepherds by trade. This image was staged in the moment, but it represents a ritual that was once performed in all of the villages. Men would jump to see who was the strongest, as represented by jump height. The winner would get to pick which woman he wants as his wife. The vibrant reds and oranges enable people to see shepherds from far away, to see who is in charge of particular herds.
Children play in Fontalema, Cabo Verde. This is a town at the center of Santiago Island in Cabo Verde. The village alternates between rainy season torrential downpours and dry season drought. The town is at the bottom of a steep hill at the crux of the only road where farmers commute to Praia's capital. Children play games that have to do with gravity and speed, a metaphor for this fast-working tough migrant community.
"Ferias Creativas." Children participating in a video-dance project in Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde. The topic of the project was, "Nos Li" which means, "Us Here" and explores Cape Verdean identity.
"Orgulho." Cape Verdean soccer fans gather during the Africa Cup of Nations, CAN, festivities, as Cape Verde played in the final rounds for the first time in Cape Verde's young history. All of the archipelago was watching soccer at this moment and one could almost hear the wave of pride as players played their hearts out.
Slovak stories over card-playing. Slovak family members reunite in New Jersey, sharing stories about living under communism.
As part of the Ministry of Culture, I organized a storytelling class with children who wanted to learn about film. We worked on a dance film together.
Rapper friends bow their heads in contemplation as they remember the loss of their youngest member, Ko.