10 Oct '11, 9am
Chris Jordan Shoots Elephant Poaching in Kenya for Prix Pictet
"The Prix Pictet Commission prize took me on a thousand-mile behind-the-scenes photo documentary safari in Kenya's northern rangelands. There I encountered a confederation of NGO's, working closely with local indigenous tribes to create a sustainable way of life based on principles of environmental stewardship, wildlife conservation, and peace. Throughout our two week expedition across a stunningly wild landscape, I found myself constantly humbled by the grace, dignity and spirit of the ancient tribal people I had the privilege of encountering there. I hope my photographs convey a small fragment of the complex and inspiring story of Ushirikiano that is emerging in this remote part of Africa".