THE END OF THE ROAD
2016 Kenya faced a huge drought. After month of no rain suddenly all water poured out of heavy clouds. To late for most of the animals but still a reason to celebrate.
The Wodaabe are a nomadic people populating the Sahel desert of West Africa. Once a year in a few select locations, their tribe gathers to celebrate the fantastic tradition of Gerewol.
Well hidden in the far west of Ethiopia I spend 4 times to visit the Surma tribes.
The island is a synthesis of Arab, Indian and Black African influences. It is multicultural and sensual at the same time.
High up in the Simien mountains, a metal plate protrudes from the rugged rock. In front, sheep graze. Now and then a few hurdles will stop for an hour, and then they continue with their flock.
Circus Debere Birharn was founded in 1998 on the green meadow. Street children juggled with mangoes, today the circus occurs in Europe.
The bull jumping is a transitional ritual and a symbolic procreation of birth when the father considers the son to be able to marry.
Between Israel and Egypt travelling on biblical paths is a documentation of tradition, upheaval the contradiction between testamentary traces and highly cultured all-inclusive holiday resorts.
Nairobi has 4 million inhabitants and only one dump: Dandora. 3000 people are working here. They burn, sort, sell and dig between toxic fumes, medical waste, and discarded computers from Europe.
In Ethiopia, 2 million children live on the street, alone in Addis Ababa two thousand. Juma is one of them.
The retreat in Ethiopia's capital has been successfully involved with the integration of street girls into their own families for years.