2013 turned out to be an interesting year of shuttling between neighbouring countries as I was chosen to be part of a 3 person team selected to document the projects initiated by the Geneva based International Organisation Of Migration and travel to Lesotho, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya & Limpopo to supply still images based on the work of the organisation and around the lives of migrants and families in Southern African countries and document the lifestyle in each country. Projects included diverse activities like keyhole gardens ( built up to a height so one does not have to bend down to work on them) in Lesotho, clinics in Kenya, general health assist on massive fruit farms in Musina & AIDS education types of drama in the marketplaces of Mozambique.IOM projects in Lesotho included diverse activities like keyhole gardens ( built up to a height so one does not have to bend down to work on them) clinics, health assist, AIDS education types of drama in marketplaces and also to document the lifestyle of each country.. here are some images from the countries we visited.
The subject matter varied widely at each place and the food experiences in each country was quite unique. From the amazing Mozambique Portuguese Chicken to the deep fried crickets in Uganda. The crickets are caught at night by lighting up huge pieces of corrugated tin which are upright and angled into a massive drum. The cricket is attracted by the light, settles on the tin, slides down and into the drum – from there into the pot – tasty!