MATHARE IN THE DARK
Mathare slum is one of the biggest slums in Kenya. It is based in the in the city of Nairobi. Besides the crimes and its notorious acts, it is a beautiful place especially during the night, well lit with security lights.
Despite the fact of living under a dollar a day in the slums of Mathare, Usanii lab unveiled fashion photography for the youths which has never been a culture for them. The models and photographers were basically from Mathare as well; furthermore the photography was also featured in Zoom magazine in a segment by the name On the Move. The residence at first were a bit reluctant of the photo shoot because they considered it as waste of time, however after the magazine was published, they were really proud of Usanii lab.
Picture by James Chemose