ARCHIVE KENYA 67 – WOMAN ON A FARM

 

 


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Luo woman on a farm near Akala in Kenya’s far west; Apr 1979.

There are two others in the frame but I’m taken with this woman’s level stare and calm self-possession – and hence to a grainy selective crop – it could almost be a passport photo.

A meeting of two worlds.  Her home, and my privilege to be there.  Conversation via a Luo and (inexpert) English speaker and my few words of Swahili – and also quite a lot of mime, gesticulation, smiling and laughter!  They were friendly and welcoming, as were people throughout Kenya, and that is something that remains with me.

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Technique: OM-1 with 50mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide film, rated at 64 ISO; Dfine 2; Color Efex Pro 4.

THE ARCHIVE KENYA SERIES

I’m re-posting photographs that I took in Kenya over 30 years ago.  You can find more context here .  Click onto the “Archive Kenya” tag (below) to see more of these film images from Kenya.

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

8 Responses to ARCHIVE KENYA 67 – WOMAN ON A FARM

  1. Helen Cherry says:

    When you look at your Kenya photos do you wonder what became of the people you photographed? As I looked at this beautiful photograph, that was my immediate thought.. how did her life turn out.

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  2. Beautiful 💛🧡💚
    XXXATPXXX

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  3. bekitschig says:

    This is a beautiful portrait! You’ve captured all her pride, kindness & beauty

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  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful portrait, Adrian. She has a relaxed and confident expression.

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