A Photo Essay
By Jerry Riley
Photographer Jerry Riley turned his camera towards the East African region to record his own personal experience there.
His images reveal a vibrant, resourceful place that defies the Western media coverage it often receives.
Landscapes and the people that occupy them, paradise islands and people at work living their everyday lives with dignity and industry. It is a testament to the beauty, the vigour and the breathtaking splendour of ordinary lives brimming with generosity and hope.
It is also an homage to the magnificence of the East African landscape and its inhabitants. It is a story about African life, African love and African creativity. It is a story about the photographer’s romance with East Africa and its people.
In the early morning rain this man cycles from Njoro to the markets in Nakura (25 km.) He is one of many at this time of day
I was on my way back to Eldoret from the Rift Valley when I came across these young men waiting for a bus.
Cattle trading in the Rift Valley
A Maasai girl - Rift Valley
Men on Matatu
Always room for one more.
Girls in Njoro
Young Maasai men and attendant.
We had a flat tyre near Lake Magadi (salt lake). This was the last outpost and the tyre repair was an excuse to linger.