Kenya

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During my stay in Kenya, I participated in a cultural exchange between three Secondary Schools in Kyanyaga, Elangata Wuas and Nairobi. During the classes, as the children were working on their assignments, I took a few pictures. In connection to this, Susan Sontag’s words are something I always keep in mind: “as a way of certifying experience, taking photographs are also a way of refusing it – by limiting experience to a search for the photogenic, by converting experience into an image, a souvenir”. The children I met in Kenya are not random children who were photogenic, they are not souvenirs. They are people with whom I feel I connected.