In 2018 Guy Needham spent time living amongst the Samburu in northern Kenya, observing and participating in their daily life. This resulting exhibition is a collaborative homage taken under the African sun.
The images reveal a sense of pride, dignity, and at times, mischief. The faces speak of both strength and tenderness, silently representing not only themselves but their people. Subtle expressions celebrate individuality while shared elements allude to the common collective.
While there is a sense of physical closeness, the images are taken from a respectful distance; involved, yet not intruding. The stillness is only momentary.
Subliminally the exhibition self-questions Western Society’s priorities and asks what we value in our globally isolated lives of 2020.