Turkana girl of Loiyangalani, 2011


C-type print with acrylic face mount

26.38 x 17.72 in

67.0 x 45.0 cm

Edition of 25

This work is signed and titled on verso and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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26.38 x 17.72 in

67.0 x 45.0 cm

Edition of 25


    About The Work

    I met this girl from the Turkana community of Loiyangalani very near to the shores of Lake Turkana. She was walking with her head covered to provide some protection from the fierce midday sun.

    The lake is salty and useless as drinking water for both humans and animals. Its shores are home to scorpions and vipers, while the waters are inhabited by a huge number of crocodiles that regularly kill fisherman and people swimming in the lake.

    The Turkana who are nomadic pastoralists, generally leaving lake fishing and swimming to their neighbours, the remarkable El Molo. The El Molo have fished the lake for centuries and trade the local catch of crocodile, tilapia and Nile perch with their Turkana neighbours.

    John Kenny’s black and white photographic portraits are taken on location in some of the remotest corners of Africa and India. All shot with natural light and with the subjects in their day-to-day attire they reveal the pride and strength inherent in traditional ways of life.

    Courtesy of Capital Culture Gallery 

    About John Kenny

    • The C-type prints are mounted with an acrylic face mount giving them a 3-dimensional appearance and a very contemporary feel.

    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 26.38" x 17.72" x 1.18".
    • Also available at 90cm x 60cm in an edition of 12 and 135cm x 90cm in an edition of 3. Please enquire for details.
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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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