PETS OF KIBERA (collaboration with Mbuthia Maina)

 

 

Kibera is a large slum in Nairobi. Many of the households have pets. What does it mean to own a pet in a slum? In an economic situation where your own existence is to some extent uncertain, why add the additional burden of a dependent animal? Are pets about power or companionship? How do they fit in to the political economy of a slum?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

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PHOTO SERIES. FRAMED DIMENSIONS 4O x 60cm / FROM THE EXHIBITION 'SKETCHES' IN COOPERATION WITH GOETHE INSTITUT NAIROBI