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Tom Rankin with the Maasai Project in Kenya




CDS director Tom Rankin traveled to Kenya a second time in September to continue work with the Maasai community of Laikipia to document their own culture in order to preserve and protect Maasai creativity and history. The project is a partnership between CDS, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress, and the National Museums of Kenya. The fundamental goal of the project is to build an archive about the Maasai by the Maasai to both supplement and counter the many ways in which the tribe has been “pictured” by others.



Read more about the project and view more photographs here

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