Looking back and forward
When we started out, Africa was a frequent destination because of the AIDS epidemic that was overtaking a generation. These photograph were shot during that time period when Kenya was especially hard hit by the disease. While the peak of the crisis has passed and AIDS is on the cusp of eradication in some parts of Sub Saharan Africa, the children who are now adults are still suffering the consequences of the disease. They’ve grown up without parents and sometimes have been expected to take on the task of child rearing while still children themselves. This boy, Mutuma, was one such child. While he worked this small patch of dirt his mother was dying of AIDS in the small shack behind him.