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portraits

Studying while the elders meet.

Photographing two friends on Susuni Mountain

Studying, while her elders have a meeting about FGC, Susuni village, near Tarime, Tanzania. July, 2018. The two young women in the photograph, What Was Ours, were still at school. Here, one of them continued doing her homework while her community elders ...

What Was Ours

What Was Ours on Susuni Mountain, Wanchari clan, near Tarime, Tanzania, 2018. Scan of a Platinum-palladium print on Reich CT48 Translucent paper, from an 8×10 inch negative Printed 2018 10″x8″ The young girl on the left was recently cut, but her friend, ...

Photographing the Cutting Trees

While photographing the cutting trees near Mundemu, TZ, August, 2017. Sarah Mwaga took me to visit a team of AFNET (Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Network) educators and facilitators in Mundemu. As we talked about how they were sensitizing their ...
Cutting trees, under which genital cutting ceremonies were performed.

Separate, Together

Separate, Together, Mundemu, Tanzania, 2017. Cutting trees, under which genital cutting ceremonies were performed. Scan of a Platinum-palladium print on Reich CT48 Translucent paper, from an 8×10 inch negativePrinted 201810″x8″ This is the fifth image of ...
photograph of Margrareth Ngallya

Before You More Than Me

Before You, More Than Me, Mbawalala, near Dodoma, Tanzania, 2017. Margareth Ngallya, a former ngariba, under the tree where she performed female genital cutting. Scan of a Platinum-palladium print on Reich CT48 Translucent paper, from an 8×10 inch ...
Atanassi Nyoho, an Elder of the Wachari Clan, Tarime, during discussions about FGC and permission to access the sacred site on Susuni Mountain, in Tarime, Tanzania, 2018.

Seeking Permission

Atanassi Nyoho, an Elder of the Wachari Clan, Tarime, during discussions about FGC and permission to access the sacred site on Susuni Mountain, in Tarime, Tanzania, 2018. Mr. Nyoho was one of four clan elders with whom we spent the better part of a day ...
Vulvic cupule and trees, at a sacred site on Susuni Mountain, Wanchari clan, near Tarime, Tanzania, 2018.

Scar, The Thinning Veil

Scar, The Thinning Veilnear Tarime, Tanzania, 2017Scan of a Platinum-palladium print on Reich CT48 Translucent paper, from an 8×10 inch negativePrinted 201810″x 8″ Vulvic cupule and trees, at a sacred site used for initiation and other ceremonies, on ...
Raheli Hezeroni Msagala, retired ngariba and anti-FGM activist

Swirling in from Vapor

2. Swirling in from Vapor, Mbalawala, near Dodoma, Tanzania, 2017Scan of a Platinum-palladium print on Reich CT48 Translucent paper, from an 8×10 inch negativePrinted 201810″x8″ Rahel Hezeroni Msagala, a former ngariba who is now an ...