Tag: kenya

  • Kenya Tell Me About Nairobi?

    written by odio-et-amo on 2011-02-23 in #world #locations
    Kenya Tell Me About Nairobi?

    Back inJune 2010, I worked at a school in Nairobi. Here are some photos of the children and a couple of the places that you must visit if you are in Nairobi!

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  • Who are the Kikuyu?

    written by soundfoodaround on 2011-11-16 in #news
    Who are the Kikuyu?

    The Kikuyu are the doctors, nurses and patients that make up the Kikuyu Eye Unit in Kenya. So allow us to introduce the Kikuyu people by sharing their history, culture and photos taken of and by the Kikuyu.

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  • What is LomoKikuyu?

    written by soundfoodaround on 2011-11-17 in #news
    What is LomoKikuyu?

    In 2006 Lomographic Society International founded the community aid project "LomoKikuyu" in collaboration with international aid organization Light for the World. Their aim: to finance eye surgeries for those in need, so that they may gain (or regain) sight.

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  • Kenya Diaries: Gioto Garbage Slum

    written by muddymire on 2011-07-24 in #lifestyle
    Kenya Diaries: Gioto Garbage Slum

    This June, I traveled to Kenya for a three-week volunteering stint, and took my Canon EOS 630 – and many, many rolls of film – along with me. This article is the first of a series of installments intended to document all I saw and experienced during my time there.

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  • Minolta Hi-Matic 7s - It Sings 1966

    written by blanches_nickelodeon on 2013-06-30 in #reviews
    Minolta Hi-Matic 7s - It Sings 1966

    A classic Japanese fixed lens rangefinder from the 60's with a sharp 45mm fast lens, aperture and shutter priority mode plus manual; this is an ode to the swinging decade - It sings 1966.

  • The Natura In Nature

    written by soundfoodaround on 2013-05-14 in #news
    The Natura In Nature

    There's nothing like "au naturel". I stumbled across saviorjosh's Fuji Natura Classica shots from Kenya and was captivated by the majestic animals, wilderness, and full on nature that we don't find in our city settings. It's namesake camera the Natura took all the analogue photos you're about to see.

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  • Lomographer for a Day: Valva at Kenya

    written by analemma on 2013-02-18 in #lifestyle
    Lomographer for a Day: Valva at Kenya

    I, analemma, I have lent my Sardina Möbius to my friend Valva to be Lomographer not for one day, but for two weeks to photograph his trip to Africa. Take a look at the amazing photos after the jump!

  • Nairobi's Slums Photographed with Lomography Cameras

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-02-13 in #news
    Nairobi's Slums Photographed with Lomography Cameras

    'Grassroots Upgraded - Reflections on Nairobi's Eastland' is the name of the photo exhibit from Goethe Institut in partnership with Africalia, showcasing 90 Lomographs. The photographers all come from the arts collective 'Slum TV' which is titled as such owing to the fact they're based in a collection of slums in Kenya's capital.

  • Lomo Kikuyu Status Report

    written by soundfoodaround on 2011-11-30 in #news
    Lomo Kikuyu Status Report

    Wow! That's the sound that follows as a truly amazed member of the Lomography team checks how many Kikuyu Books have been purchased over the last 2 weeks - a grand total of 219, which amounts to over 1300 EUR/USD raised!

  • Chapter 13 Lomo Kikuyu: Kikuyu Finances: Where Does the Money Come from and What is Done with it?

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-12-05 in #library
    Chapter 13 Lomo Kikuyu: Kikuyu Finances: Where Does the Money Come from and What is Done with it?

    The thought that such an eye clinic probably costs a fair whack must surely have flickered through your mind. So how does the Kikuyu Eye Unit support itself?

  • Chapter 14 Lomo Kikuyu: The Central Administrative and Financial Headquarters: Light for the World in Vienna

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-12-06 in #library
    Chapter 14 Lomo Kikuyu: The Central Administrative and Financial Headquarters: Light for the World in Vienna

    In the meantime, the whole fuss about eyesight, Kikuyu, safaris and cataracts has set you a-thinking. How do the people here in the rich parts of the world find out that the sick in Kenya need our help? Who donates to whom? And what exactly is Light for the World? More and more questions are partially answered at www.lomography.com/kikuyu.

  • Chapter 10 Lomo Kikuyu: The Community Outreach Programme & Road Safaris

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-11-30 in #library
    Chapter 10 Lomo Kikuyu: The Community Outreach Programme & Road Safaris

    Many roads lead to Kikuyu. The word has spread among the visually afflicted of Kenya, and no small number have heard at some point of the eye clinic near Nairobi – and even found their way there by themselves to receive excellent treatment and be cured (as already described). But there are still also an enormous number of people who have difficulty seeing or are completely blind in Kenya who have never even heard of the Kikuyu Eye Unit.

  • Chapter 7 Lomo Kikuyu: Trachoma

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-11-28 in #library
    Chapter 7 Lomo Kikuyu: Trachoma

    The cataract is neither the beginning nor the end of this story. There are many more illnesses, and a shocking number of people afflicted by them.

  • Chapter 8 Lomo Kikuyu: Vitamin A Deficiency

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-11-29 in #library
    Chapter 8 Lomo Kikuyu: Vitamin A Deficiency

    Many children go blind due to vitamin A deficiency as the result of malnutrition. In many parts of Africa families simply do not have the wherewithal to nourish themselves properly, and they suffer from vitamin deficiency as a result.

  • Chapter 3 Lomo Kikuyu: Kikuyu - A Voyage to See and Restore Sight

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-11-22 in #library
    Chapter 3 Lomo Kikuyu: Kikuyu - A Voyage to See and Restore Sight

    Discover, recognise, understand, red, green, blue, purple, focused, blurry, bright, dark, small, big, below, above, crooked, slanted, wide-awake, dead tired, colourful, pitch-black, pink, fascinating, illuminating, embarrassing, exhilarating, incomprehensible, extraordinary, peculiar, inverted, twisted, singular and a whole lot more: Eyes can take in and be all of this, sight can mean all of this.

  • Get a Book and Train an Eye Doctor

    written by lomography on 2011-11-16 in #news
    Get a Book and Train an Eye Doctor

    They say, “give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime Lomography and the international organization Light for the World are looking to do just that. ”. Get your hands on a LomoKikuyu book and teach a man to help others. With your help, we will be training future eye surgeons and fighting the famine in East Africa at the same time.

  • Chapter 15 Lomo Kikuyu: It Is Up To You: A Slice of Nut Loaf and a Pint of Beer, or Someone’s Eyesight!

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-12-07 in #library
    Chapter 15 Lomo Kikuyu: It Is Up To You: A Slice of Nut Loaf and a Pint of Beer, or Someone’s Eyesight!

    Having got this far in the book you are now well-informed: You know who Gikuyu and Mumbi are, you feel a sense of kinship with Mrs Schmidt and Mr Lopez, you know what a cataract is, how the operation works, how people in the whole of East Africa are being helped by jeep and plane, what the Kikuyu Eye Unit does, how it helps, and most of all how your contribution is best invested there. Which leads us to the hottest of issues: your money!

  • Chapter 12 Lomo Kikuyu: The Further Education Programme

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-12-02 in #library
    Chapter 12 Lomo Kikuyu: The Further Education Programme

    The demand for surgeons, assistants and nurses is rising steadily with the spread of information about the ways eye disorders can be healed.

  • Chapter 11 Lomo Kikuyu: Cross-Border Safaris and Safaris by Plane

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-12-01 in #library
    Chapter 11 Lomo Kikuyu: Cross-Border Safaris and Safaris by Plane

    Not all areas can be reached by jeep. Some areas are so far away or so remote that driving there would take too long, and they can only be reached by plane. In such cases it is not possible to undergo largely planned preliminary examinations and to take the patients who need surgery to Kikuyu a week later as would normally be the case in the Outreach Programme.

  • Chapter 9 Lomo Kikuyu: The Kikuyu Eye Unit – How an Eye Clinic Works

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-11-30 in #library
    Chapter 9 Lomo Kikuyu: The Kikuyu Eye Unit – How an Eye Clinic Works

    Back to Kikuyu. You know now what this is about, and you can imagine why it is so extremely important to dedicate so much attention and financial resources to combating eye diseases and blindness. The Kikuyu Eye Unit plays a key role for the whole of Kenya! That it costs money, even though considerably less than it would here in the industrialised countries, is clear. As is the fact that there is still not enough money for it in these countries, either.

  • Chapter 6 Lomo Kikuyu: The Cataract

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-11-25 in #library
    Chapter 6 Lomo Kikuyu: The Cataract

    Some of us know cataracts from our grandparents. They see badly, then worse, and the assembled kinsfolk mumble something about a cataract self-pityingly. This creeping, gradual worsening of vision, the cataract, has a dramatic name for good reason.

  • Chapter 5 Lomo Kikuyu: So What are the Kikuyu?

    written by ungrumpy on 2011-11-24 in #library
    Chapter 5 Lomo Kikuyu: So What are the Kikuyu?

    First of all, the Kikuyu are the largest Ethnic group in Kenya. They live in many parts of a country that is about the same size as Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany put together. The Kikuyu live mainly from farming just like a major proportion of the population of Kenya. Legend has it that the name comes from a man who lived many hundreds of years ago called Gikuyu.