In 1987, an exodus of 20,000 children took place. They were fleeing genocide from the country now known as South Sudan. Four years later, they ran from a camp in Ethiopia after its government was overturned and were eventually led by the United Nations to Kakuma, a refugee camp established for them in Kenya. By then, more than half had perished during their journey from drowning, thirst, starvation, crocodile and lion attacks, or militia ambushes.
Thirty-eight hundred Lost Boys were resettled to the U.S. when international attention was brought to their plight in 2001. Most of the others returned to South Sudan, risking their lives in the continued civil war. Others died from disease or suicide. But 410 Lost Boys and Girls still live in Kakuma – two and a half decades later.
These refugees are now men and women with sons and daughters of their own. After 26 years, they still cling to the hope of finding a place they may call home, where they might thrive. Some are defiant; some, dispirited. All are lost.
Read more about Lost in an article by Aline Smithson for LenScratch Magazine.
Prints are available 11" x 17" on 13" x 19" on Moab Entrada paper. Archival pigment prints. Editions of 10.
Lost is a special edition of 10 boxed sets. It includes 12 portraits, a letter-press introduction, and an essay, all printed on hand-made paper and cradled in a custom clam shell box made with organic materials. All profits go directly to the children of the Lost Boys and Girls to help with their educational fees and to establish a library.
For purchasing information, contact Marti Corn.