Upstream - Downstream: Ethiopia’s Highlands to Kenya’s Jade Sea
Alison Jones began her photographic career in 1985 in Kenya when she started documenting protected areas, wildlife and community development. Ethiopia’s monsoon waters spread out through desert and then a shifting delta to fill Kenya’s Lake Turkana, the largest permanent desert lake in the world. The very existence of Lake Turkana and its fisheries are threatened. Alison has photographed the impacts here of dams, foreign agricultural schemes, oil interests, tourism and other intrusions. Alison’s interviews with those working to save this World Heritage Site give her interesting perspectives as to the future of these irreplaceable cultures and ecosystems.
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