IT TAKES A VILLAGE
The success of Crafting Kenya is a reflection of the effort of many people: the craftspeople who enthusiastically opened their doors to us so that we could witness the behind-the-scenes story of Kenyan craftsmanship and bring this story to the world, via photography; friends and family from around the world, from Nairobi to New York, who embraced the project as theirs; everyone who hosted the Crafting Kenya team as they traveled throughout Kenya; the people who followed our journey, not only cheering us from the sidelines but also proposing that we replicate Crafting Kenya in Haiti, Colombia, Peru…; and finally, the special team that attended all the four Crafting Kenya trivia nights in Nairobi and won every single one of them!
Survival. Economics. Self-Actualization. Opportunity. Self-Determination. Education. Recreation. Tradition. Environmental Activism. Passion. These words neatly capture the broad spectrum of the artisans’ motivations for engaging with their craft.