When award-winning photographer and filmmaker Bob Demchuk traveled to Africa six years ago, his life was transformed. He found a place where past and present intersect with astonishing clarity, a place of wonder he felt compelled to capture before tomorrow wipes it all away. That place is the tribal homeland of the Pokot of western Kenya. This book chronicles the three months in 2013 he spent living among the proud, spear-carrying warrior-hunters, hereditary chieftains, herb-wielding medicine women, and riddling storytellers. Demchuk's tale is filled with marvels--battling hippos, unicorn-like giraffes, gorillas, crocodiles, a lake region with 458 bird species--and the Pokot themselves, a complex tribe wary of Western ways, guardians of a culture from our far distant past.
Before Tomorrow Comes to Kenya
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Photographing the Vanishing World of the Pokot People