Cultural portraiture is not just about capturing an image, but about capturing a voice that may not otherwise be heard. I have grown accustomed to looking for these voices, which is how I ended up taking this portrait of Tiye in the Northern Kenyan desert.
The man was carrying a bag which looked deceivingly like a briefcase. It was as if he was traveling to work in an office building – nevermind that the closest town was more than a days walk away & this was the first person we had seen in hours. Also, we were in the middle of the desert.