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‘Capturing Climate Change’


Image by Kenyan photograper Anthony Ochieng Onyang. In Lake Baringo, the rising water has separated the Kokwa island forcing schoolchildren to use makeshift boasts to access the school.

Climate change is having an enormous impact on human life and our world. The adverse effects will of which will continue to increase exponentially in the coming years without immediate action. As the impact of the climate crisis continues to increase exponentially, so does the role of photojournalists in raising awareness. The climate crisis can be an abstract concept for people who feel they have not been directly affected by climate change.

‘Capturing Climate Change’ photo exhibition showcases visual stories developed by photographers four Tanzania and four Kenyan. The visual stories explore different aspects of the climate crisis, from deforestation and the demand for charcoal, the lives of fishing communities and school children being radically altered due to rising water levels and urban living to wildlife. In addition, the exhibition seeks to highlight the impact of the climate crisis on local communities in Kenya and Tanzania.


Tanzanian photographer Rahabu Manyasani discusses the story behind her images. Rahabu images tell the story of Fahari Yetu, a group of women environmental entrepreneurs based in Dar es Salaam producing eco-friendly, cheap and safe alternatives to charcoal

The eight photographers are Calvin Kulaya, Rahabu Manyasani, Imani Nsamila, Michael Mbwambo from Tanzania, Anthony Ochieng Onyango, Cynthia Maiwa, and Billy Miaron and Gordwin Odhiambo from Kenya. Prior to the exhibition, the eight talented photographers were selected to participate in mentorship for the professional development of their visual practice when documenting climate change by award-winning Dutch photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen. The eight photographers’ works are currently being showcased at Alliance Française, Dar es Salaam, until March 3rd 2022, alongside award-winning photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen. The photo exhibition was jointly organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tanzania and NOOR Images, in partnership with Voice, SNV, JustDiggit, British Council and the Alliance Française.




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