David Ballam - KANA 52 - El Molo Man, Lake Turkana, Kenya.


KANA 52 - El Molo Man, Lake Turkana, Kenya

David says: 

The El Molo, also known as Elmolo, are an ethnic group mainly inhabiting the southeast shore of Lake Turkana. They are the smallest community in Kenya.
The El Molo are some of Kenya’s last remaining true hunter gatherers. They survive almost entirely on fishing, using nets made from a local doum palm fibre and simple log canoes. Their most preferred fish is the Nile perch.  
At times they also use harpoons and spears to fish (made from roots of acacia). El Molo also hunt and eat the meat from hippos and crocodiles killed along the shores of Lake Turkana.

 

David Ballam was born and schooled in Johannesburg, South Africa. He first attended university in Cape Town but later moved to Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape. He was introduced to the camera by Obie Oberholzer and in 2004 gained his Fine Art Degree with Honours in photography. David returned to Johannesburg and after several years’ experience in the commercial world of photography he reverted his attention back to his Fine Art roots. Intrigued and inspired by new faces, places, culture’s and customs David focuses his attention on taking any opportunity to travel and explore the African landscape, finding and creating images that transcend the subject matter into Fine Art prints.

Size : 120cm x 80cm

Strecthed Canvas with glass front and black frame 

Frame : 4cm OP Frame

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