Africa

 

Hope in the Midst of Genocide

01 Dec 2017, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog

To celebrate our past 10 years, we are looking back at a few of our favorite stories and moments. There are thousands to chose from, but we are narrowing them down to our top 10. Here is story #5. Burundi experienced a horrific genocide between…

Voice of Beauty

10 Nov 2017, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog

To celebrate our past 10 years, we are looking back at a few of our favorite stories and moments. There are thousands to chose from, but we are narrowing them down to our top 10. Here is story #4. This image has grown to be…

Discovery in South Sudan

03 Mar 2017, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog, Refocus

I spent the past few days in a refugee camp in South Sudan. Personally witnessing the hurt that daily accompanies these people felt nightmarishly surreal. Distinguishing between cultural preference and poverty is difficult in any developing country you visit, but the hardest part for me…

Cameras and Eternity

01 Jul 2016, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog, Refocus

I’m humbled to think that my camera made a difference in eternity. It was getting late on my last day in Kenya and honestly, I was frustrated. One thing to know about Africa is that flexibility is a key virtue… but when the sun is…

Fleeting First Impressions

24 Jul 2015, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog, Refocus

These are the first and last pictures taken on my trip in Liberia.   The first picture was taken right after I got off the plane where the CDC required us to wash our hands with bleach. The presence of Ebola was so real. Everyone walked…

Playing with a miracle…

05 Jun 2015, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Refocus

With a mischievous grin Gracie challenges me to this jumping game. After a few minutes of hopping she’s laughing in glee while I’m struggling for breath. You’d never know little Gracie had a brain tumor… as we play outside her tin home in rural Kenya I grin back at…