WARRIOR STUDIES: RENDILLE & SAMBURU

Drew photographs the warriors of these two distinctly-preserved Kenyan tribes


 

These images focus on the physicality of the male warriors in the remote Rendille & Samburu tribes in Northern Kenya. Their toned physiques and carefully-selected ornamentation are enduring reflections of a dedication to the tradition and rite of passage of warriorhood despite modernization in other parts of their lives.

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The ancient TRADITION of the singing wells

 


 

Often there is no rain, so the Samburu people have figured out a way to dig for water for their livestock in the dry riverbed. Once they’ve accessed the water, they sing a song only recognizable to their livestock, who miraculously come to the well belonging to their owner to quench their thirst. (Film coming soon)

“SELF-EXPRESSION, DESPITE LACK OF RESOURCES, IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF CULTURE HERE.”

Drew Doggett

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