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Self-portrait. Age 27. Washington DC. 

Self-portrait. Age 27. Washington DC. 

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Sunday’s best clothes and Sunday’s best hair. Eldoret, KenyaJuly 2012

From the Archive:

Sunday’s best clothes and Sunday’s best hair. 
Eldoret, Kenya
July 2012

National MallWashington, DCApr 5, 2014 - 7:20 PM
A view of the DC War Memorial through the Ash Woods.
The marble memorial on the National Mall honors the 26,000 citizens of D.C. who served in World War I. 

National Mall
Washington, DC
Apr 5, 2014 - 7:20 PM

A view of the DC War Memorial through the Ash Woods.

The marble memorial on the National Mall honors the 26,000 citizens of D.C. who served in World War I. 

A Google-like view from the National Cathedral’s NW tower - seen as a shadow in the lawn below. 

A Google-like view from the National Cathedral’s NW tower - seen as a shadow in the lawn below. 

A clergy member poses for a portrait while visiting a bible school graduation in Uvira, DRC.
The white collar in addition to the ring on his left hand signifies that he was either a Catholic priest that was married (which happens from time to time) or an Anglican priest. There was no translator so the question of his denomination was never answered. 

A clergy member poses for a portrait while visiting a bible school graduation in Uvira, DRC.

The white collar in addition to the ring on his left hand signifies that he was either a Catholic priest that was married (which happens from time to time) or an Anglican priest. There was no translator so the question of his denomination was never answered. 

The EMP Museum Seattle, Washington8/7/2013 - 6:48 PM

The EMP Museum
Seattle, Washington
8/7/2013 - 6:48 PM

Union StationWashington, D.C4/5/2014 - 3:58 PM

Union Station
Washington, D.C
4/5/2014 - 3:58 PM

Lake TanganyikaUvira, Democratic Republic of Congo7/20/2014 - 8:36 am 
Residents of Uvira bathing in Lake Tanganyika on a Sunday Morning. We couldn’t see where the lake and the sky met. They were one in the dusty gray color of a hazy sunrise. 
Lake Tanganyika is the second largest freshwater lake in the world and estimated to be the second deepest. Uvira is near the northernmost reach of the lake. 

Lake Tanganyika
Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo
7/20/2014 - 8:36 am 

Residents of Uvira bathing in Lake Tanganyika on a Sunday Morning. We couldn’t see where the lake and the sky met. They were one in the dusty gray color of a hazy sunrise. 

Lake Tanganyika is the second largest freshwater lake in the world and estimated to be the second deepest. Uvira is near the northernmost reach of the lake. 

DR Congo: Daily EditImages originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)
Hariza Kidoge stands hidden among bouquets of local plants, his peers and a growing crowd on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. He and five other orphans were baptized in the early morning by their faith leaders.
 Baptism, a Christian sacrament that publicly declares one’s Christian faith, is performed by dunking the baptized into a body of water and pulled out again as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection from the dead into a new life. Faith is an integral part of the orphans life and a milestone to their upbringing and education of morality.

DR Congo: Daily Edit
Images originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)

Hariza Kidoge stands hidden among bouquets of local plants, his peers and a growing crowd on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. He and five other orphans were baptized in the early morning by their faith leaders.

Baptism, a Christian sacrament that publicly declares one’s Christian faith, is performed by dunking the baptized into a body of water and pulled out again as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection from the dead into a new life. Faith is an integral part of the orphans life and a milestone to their upbringing and education of morality.

DR Congo: Daily EditImages originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)
Local children run from the dining hall window after being playfully spied from the inside by the orphans. Family of the orphanage staff are allowed to spend time on the premises but do not always enjoy the services that the orphans receive. The new primary school opened on the grounds hopes to serve many of the children in the community with education. 

DR Congo: Daily Edit
Images originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)

Local children run from the dining hall window after being playfully spied from the inside by the orphans. Family of the orphanage staff are allowed to spend time on the premises but do not always enjoy the services that the orphans receive. The new primary school opened on the grounds hopes to serve many of the children in the community with education. 

DR Congo: Daily EditImages originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)
A bull was slaughtered for the dedication ceremonies of the orphanage’s new school, which is offering primary classes for the surrounding community. The bull was butchered by 5 men (some boys) with small knives and machetes. The whole process took an hour.

DR Congo: Daily Edit
Images originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)

A bull was slaughtered for the dedication ceremonies of the orphanage’s new school, which is offering primary classes for the surrounding community. The bull was butchered by 5 men (some boys) with small knives and machetes. The whole process took an hour.

DR Congo: Daily EditImages originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)
Noe Mazamani works on his rubik’s cube in the evening breeze on the hilltop above the orphanage. Noe was told at a young age that he was cursed by witchcraft since his legs were becoming deformed. He later was found to suffer from polio. He is unable to participate in several activities with the rest of the orphans, such as futbal or dancing routines. He has become incredible at games involving his hands and can get around on his wooden crutches in most commutes. He makes his way down the mountain to school five days a week, forty-five minutes each way. 
He’s been an incredible inspiration to me.

DR Congo: Daily Edit
Images originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)

Noe Mazamani works on his rubik’s cube in the evening breeze on the hilltop above the orphanage. Noe was told at a young age that he was cursed by witchcraft since his legs were becoming deformed. He later was found to suffer from polio. He is unable to participate in several activities with the rest of the orphans, such as futbal or dancing routines. He has become incredible at games involving his hands and can get around on his wooden crutches in most commutes. He makes his way down the mountain to school five days a week, forty-five minutes each way.

He’s been an incredible inspiration to me.

DR Congo: Daily EditImages originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)
Heritier Issac (17 y.o.), one of the resident orphans, stands in the boys bedroom displaying the fruits of his sketching skills, practiced by interpreting images from magazines.

DR Congo: Daily Edit
Images originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)

Heritier Issac (17 y.o.), one of the resident orphans, stands in the boys bedroom displaying the fruits of his sketching skills, practiced by interpreting images from magazines.

DR Congo: Daily EditImages originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)
Extra workers from the town are brought up to help the orphanage with tilling and planting lenga-lenga on the hillside above the campus buildings. The spinach-like greens is a daily part of the kids diet. Workers till, wet and transplant nursery grown seedlings of lenga-lenga before the heat of the day.

DR Congo: Daily Edit
Images originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)

Extra workers from the town are brought up to help the orphanage with tilling and planting lenga-lenga on the hillside above the campus buildings. The spinach-like greens is a daily part of the kids diet. Workers till, wet and transplant nursery grown seedlings of lenga-lenga before the heat of the day.

DR Congo: Daily EditImages originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)
The Mamas in the kitchen early in the am discussing strategy for moving large pots of beans. The Mamas begin the prep at 6am and finish lunch around noon, then they roll straight into dinner preparations finishing up at 6pm. Hard and hot work.

DR Congo: Daily Edit
Images originally posted to instagram from the field (7/11/14 thru 7/24/14)

The Mamas in the kitchen early in the am discussing strategy for moving large pots of beans. The Mamas begin the prep at 6am and finish lunch around noon, then they roll straight into dinner preparations finishing up at 6pm. Hard and hot work.