Samburu shepherd, 2009


C-type print with acrylic face mount

35.43 x 23.62 in

90.0 x 60.0 cm

Edition of 12

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

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35.43 x 23.62 in

90.0 x 60.0 cm

Edition of 12


    About The Work

    Every Friday the highest mountain pass in northern Kenya comes alive as it's normally wind-battered and deserted shacks become the focus of a market. It is the only place in West Samburu where Pokot and Samburu tribal groups are able to meet in a tense and uneasy truce.

    From a cliff top, looking out over northern Kenya’s rugged scenery, a nervous Samburu trader pointed at small moving objects in the valley below. It was the feared Pokot. An hour later the market had largely segmented with groups of Samburu and Pokot men, AK47s slung over their backs, keeping a wary eye on each other.

    The tension was palpable, so I wandered up the hill behind the market where I met this calm young Samburu goat herder.

    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 35.43" x 23.62" x 1.18".
    • Also available at 67cm x 45cm in an edition of 25 and 135cm x 90cm in an edition of 3. Please enquire for details.
    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from United Kingdom.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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