It is one of our greatest fears – that our daughter will be killed by an elephant on her way to school.
In this work, I photographed people in Kenya holding up prints of my wildlife images also from Kenya. Many of these people are from the slums and have never seen the wildlife that they are displaying. The group of girls holding the elephant print are Masaai and live in an area where elephants regularly raid farms and homes in search of food and occasionally kill children on their way to school.
Here are blog posts I wrote while I was doing some donation photography for the World Wildlife Fund that have some stories about the conflict between humans and wildlife: “Your Elephants, Our Children” | “Your Elephants, continued” | “Moving Elephants”