Africa

Africa

A Conversation with Freya Dowson

Freya Dowson is a UK-based photographer who has photographed and travelled all over the world. We spoke to her about how her career got...

Kilimanjaro: To the Peak and Back

The more I travel, the more the journey becomes about the people I meet along the way, their stories, and adventures rather than about...

Capturing a Lasting Legacy: The While I’m Here Project

“A hero is someone who does something extraordinary. I’m just doing ordinary things.” “The most important thing, I believe, is what I’m doing now...

Singing, Dancing, and Educating: A Women’s Health Initiative in Zimbabwe

There is an African proverb that says, “If you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” This year, when I boarded a plane to...

Terrible Things in Beautiful Places: A Study Abroad Story

When I visit places with dark histories, I’m always surprised by how beautiful they are — I expect their past to leave a visible...

When Men Dance: A Week with the Woodabe Nomads

Every September, the last of the rain falls on the Sudano-Sahelian region of Africa, and the landscape transitions from a muddy green to the...

Slowly, Slowly in Lamu, Kenya

For centuries, East Africa was in the center of the trade map, drawing a steady influx of Arabs, Africans, Indians, and Europeans. The result...

Why We Travel: Developing Cultural Understanding

Eight hands of different sizes reach toward the large dish, scooping portions of richly-spiced cardamom rice and goat meat. It is an intimate moment,...

Answers Found in Ghana

In a cab en route from the Accra airport to a bus station in the city center, Clement Boamah turned around to face Lisa...