Morning Chores on the Shores of Lake Kivu

The shores of lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo come alive with the bustling daily tasks of people who rely on the water of this great lake. Water is collected to be taken back home, clothes are washed, bathing is done, and even the recreational swim is completed by a constant stream of…

Photographing the Congo with Kitoko Oyo

Working in the DRC – I absolutely love my job! This 3 weeks working on @kitoko_oyo, a project that @pappyorion & I have been dreaming about and working on for years, has really been a blessed time for me. I’m tired beyond belief, but my heart is full after connecting with so many really special…

Congolese World Changers!

Bukavu is full of young, talented world changers. This 3 weeks here has shown me the depths of creativity and passion in this beautiful city. I’ve had the pleasure to teach a class on photography and work with a few young people individually helping them to improve their skills. This is Raissa. She is excited…

Sights of Bukavu

I find being here in Bukavu almost overstimulating for my eyes. Everywhere I look I see something interesting. A day to day scene so different to home. The way People work. The way People get around the city. People laughing and talking. The constant bustle of life in this city is captivating and I want…

Realities of Albino Life in Congo

On my first trip to Congo in 2014 I was given the Swahili name Chubaka meaning builder. Today i was taking photos at a meeting for the Albino community here in South Kivu. This little boy is also called Chubaka. 👍 Talking with his parents, we heard about the struggles of being an Albino here….

Congolese Fishing Boats

Yesterday we traveled around outside of Bukavu as we continue to tell stories of Kitoko Oyo, culminating at this beautiful spot on Lake Kivu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #quietthechaos #congo #onassignment #democraticrepublicofcongo #ngophotographer #everydayeverywhere #voiceofcongo #ryancarterimages #documentaryphotographer #loveafrica #bukavu #drcongo #nikon #travelphotography #humanitarianphotography #thecongo…

Location Challenges Photographing in the Congo

It’s moments like these that I’m so happy that I learnt my craft from the master @richard_lyons_photography. Most of what I know about photography and lighting I learnt from this great guy and brilliant photographer. Collecting stories and images for our Kitoko Oyo project, we arrived in a basement, and is often the case here…

Incognito in Congo

I’ve been thinking I fit in quite well…. Do you think any one noticed that I’m not a local….. 🤔😁 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #thisbeauty #humanitarianphotography #onassignment #worldofportraits #postthepeople #voiceofcongo #documentaryphotographer #loveafrica #democraticrepublicofcongo #congo #portraitsfromtheworld #visualstoryteller #ngophotographer #selfie #photowiththekids #africanchildren…

South Kivu Sunsets

As we wait to get started on tonight’s interview and portraits with the amazing @esther_nsapu for @kitoko_oyo, we are blessed to get this stunning view of Lake Kivu in the background. Work doesn’t get much better than this! Please go and look at Esther’s photos and follow her on Instagram. She is super talented and…

The Music of Thomas Lugano

Another wonderful day in Congo with the amazing and talented Thomas Lugano! We spent the evening on a rooftop overlooking Bukavu as we talked and listened to his peril songs. He even improvised a song for Kitoko Oyo in Swahili after we finished interviewing him talking about the beauty and wonderful things he sees around…