Kakuma is a Swahili word for 'Nowhere.' It is a refugee camp in Kenya, and I consider it my second home.
My work is about those living in Kakuma, who do their best to find meaning in their lives, despite great odds against their ever finding a true place they can call home. Pendant and print sales will help me continue my work with Dream Studio, run by five young photojournalists living in Kakuma, who teach photography to students within the camp and organize events where fellow refugees can meet and discuss issues of concern. The funds raised will also help establish a micro-loan program for the Lost Boys and Girls who have been there for more than 25 years.
Many thanks, Marti