Karibu Tena

In the summer of 2014 I spent four weeks traveling between Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania on assignment with Mama Hope, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization, to document their work in various communities throughout the region.

These pictures were made in quieter moments along the way, in an attempt to reconcile the pace with which I was moving through these scenes, but also to show the beauty and mundanity in places considered tumultuous by many.

  • Uganda, 2014

  • Kenya, 2014

  • Uganda, 2014

  • Tanzania, 2014

Ike Edeani is a photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria, he moved to the United States in 1999, studying architecture before pursuing photography full-time.

He’s preoccupied with capturing things as they are, getting to know people and inhabit spaces beforehand, working with available light whenever possible, and finding those in-between moments. Clients include The FADER, WIRED, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

He was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers for 2016.