Ike Edeani records the moments in between during a trip to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

Date
15 February 2016
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1 minute read

In the summer of 2014 Ike Edeani spent four weeks travelling between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania documenting the work of Mama Hope, a non-profit global development organisation. While there, he kept a photo-diary of the people and places he was meeting and experiencing which he has now compiled as Karibu Tena – meaning ‘Welcome Back’ in Swahili, a site for both his photographs and diary records of the trip.

Ike’s trip saw him working alongside farmhands fishing for tilapia, being overfed in rural villages and travelling among vast swathes of people en route to safari in Patagonia jackets. His photographs depict these moments in between, of his life and those around him. They show the character of a place without a sense of being either too withdrawn or interfering.

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Billie Muraben

Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.

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