On a mission trip through Turkana, Kenya with charity “The Africa Solution” our journey transformed dramatically almost instantly. My goal on this trip was to capture and expose the conditions in which the local people life through daily.
Upon arriving in the region of Turkana we were informed that every night for the past three weeks cars had been hijacked, and villages were attacked. The local people refer to those committing these acts as, Bandits. These acts resulted in many women being raped, men castrated and furthermore, killed.
We spent the night locked in a compound listening to more of these events unfold overnight, the next morning we ventured a deeper 4 hours into the famine corridor, still with the intent to provided food to those in need. Unfortunately, due to flash floods our car became bogged, as we were then stuck in the depths of this unsafe area with night rushing over us, we decided it was best to abandon our car.
Due to our safely being highly at risk it was decided to get a driver along with two gunmen to escort us out, this would later take several hours. While waiting for the driver & gunmen to arrive, knowing the journey we had to make ahead, I was convinced we would not reach home, alive.
I noticed this lady, “Nariee” whom distracted me from the situation we found ourselves in.
I instantly communicated in request of her approval for me to photograph her. I captured this ‘moment in time’ shortly before the gunmen arrived, as the gunmen arrived, I captured once last image of them before removing the SD card out of my camera and hiding it in my pants.
In case anything was to happen to us I wanted these images to be found. – Jye Currie
This is the outcome..
The reason I have chosen to make this images a ‘one off’ print:
I strongly believe that, no one, not even myself will be able to capture an image or anything even close to this. Furthermore, this raw moment that we found ourselves in, created not only a deeper story behind the image but put myself in a specific state which enabled me to capture this image in this particular way.
Print Name: NARIEE
Print Size: W- 58 x H- 69 cm
Location & Date: Turkana, Kenya: 2018
Medium: Silver Halide Print
Frame: Rust Timber
Print Edition: 1/1 (Certified)
All Images are printed on high quality paper with a life expectancies upto 400 years.
Visible watermarks will NOT show up on your print.