Book Title: Ushirikiano: Building a Sustainable Future in Kenya's Northern Rangelands - Prix Pictet
Author: John Berger
Format: Hardback | 104 pages
Publication Date: 15 Jan 2012
The Prix Pictet Commission is an invitation for one of the photographers short-listed for the Prix Pictet to document a sustainability project in a particular country or region. For the third Commission, Chris Jordan took a fieldtrip to photograph the Nakuprat-Gotu Conservancy in Northern Kenya. It is an initiative led by tribal Elders, which aims to bring peace and prosperity to a region ravaged by violence and climate change. In an effort to draw attention to the potentials of sustainable living, Jordan's project both documents the problems--particularly the poaching of elephants--and celebrates the triumphs of what he calls a "quiet revolution" aimed at building a sustainable future for this community.