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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Sudan, you beauty. At a time of such halting, fragile change following the April ouster of Omar al-Bashir, one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, I’ve been thinking about earlier travels to this storied country. Driving back to Khartoum one evening, I stopped to see the pyramids of Meroe—the lone visitor at a site so striking it took my breath away. Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, and the roughly 200 pyramids stretching out across the sands date back as far as 4,600 years ago. Many are tombs of the Nubian kings and queens who once ruled here, and a reminder that from the perspective of history power is always fleeting. #sudan #meroe #pyramid #change #nicholesobecki

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#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | On a continent where natural resources have driven generations of boom and bust, Angola has a remarkable and frightening distinction. It is more dependent on commodity exports than just about any other nation in sub-Saharan Africa. Angola has long been repressive of independent journalists, and the opportunity to work there in 2016 was a rare chance to see the impact of the tremendous inequality that exists, from the glass skyscrapers soaring above the capital, Luanda, to this neighborhood overlooking Cabinda, a heavily guarded territory that accounts for half the oil output from the continent’s top petroleum producer. #oil #resourcecurse #angola #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | People gather to celebrate Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's celebration of Jesus Christ's baptism, in Hawassa, Ethiopia. I came across this scene unexpectedly on the walk to my hotel after a long day on another story. I was drawn in by the prayers, timeless and haunting when close to the priests, and static-filled and staccato when heard from the battered speakers circling the park. It felt like a gift to be there, unhurried, aware, and surrounded by community, and the light of hundreds of small, burning flames. #timkat #celebration #ethiopia #nicholesobecki

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Photos by @nicholesobecki | Training in Iten, Kenya, begins at 6:00 a.m. each morning, when the lack of visibility and uneven footing helps ensure that the run develops slowly, allowing the athletes to increase their speed as the sun rises. This gradual increase of pace is known as a progression run, a specific training methodology that forces the body to increase its effort as the run unfolds. It also allows runners of different abilities and gender to begin training sessions together. To me this moment spoke both of perseverance and the role that a community can play in pushing us all beyond the limits we set for ourselves. Shot on assignment for @natgeo for the July 2018 story on how far have we come in our never ending quest to go faster, higher, and farther. Distance running is a proud tradition here, and Kenyan men have nine of the 10 fastest times in the marathon; four of the 10 fastest women’s times were run by Kenyans. #humanperformance #teamwork #kenya #running #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Owls are already some of most persecuted birds in Africa. Now their eggs are being stolen for witchcraft—but few seem to know or care. From ancient Greece’s Owl of Athena to Harry Potter’s devoted pet Hedwig, owls have long charmed, mystified, and intrigued humans. In the contemporary West, they are often seen as symbols of wisdom. But in Africa they’re generally viewed very differently, as harbingers of evil and misfortune, or as forms taken by nefarious sorcerers. These deeply held, widespread beliefs fuel an untold number of persecution killings. The birds are also highly sought after for use in witchcraft and traditional medicine, accounting for the deaths of possibly tens of thousands owls annually. #kenya #owl #nicholesobecki @audubonsociety

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MAKAWA, Malawi | Fisherman cast their nets before dawn, then spend hours slowly drawing the nets to shore on Lake #Malawi. 1.5m people depend on the lake for food – but #fish stocks are dwindling due to population growth, climate change and deforestation. Photo by @nicholesobecki. #photojournalism #nofilter #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Nearly four years ago, I met this Eritrean family as they carried their belongings through Adi-Harush Camp, Ethiopia, in the midst of a light rain. They’d left behind one of the world’s fastest-emptying nations: a country of about 4.5 million, governed by a dictatorship, that has played an outsize role in the migration crisis. At the time, the cold war between Ethiopia and Eritrea seemed intractable, a tense stalemate that had endured since 2000. With the arrival of peace last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about this family, and the many others who fled their homes, and what this new opening means for them. #ethiopia #eritrea #migration #peace #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Children race each other across a shallow stretch of Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in the world. This stark area in Kenya’s arid north is a possible site of mankind's birth, hosting the fossil deposits at Koobi Fora and the remains of many early hominins. It was a joyful moment watching these kids zip across the planet’s oldest landscape known to have been inhabited by man. There’s a darker story here though, of a long-neglected people whose livelihoods as fishermen are increasingly at risk. This summer UNESCO added Lake Turkana to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, primarily due to Ethiopia's construction of a hydroelectric and irrigation dam on the Omo River, which replenishes the lake seasonally. Many fear the dam will cause the lake level to reduce dramatically, causing disaster for this ancient land and the people who still survive here. #turkana #kenya #unesco #nicholesobecki

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The pyramids of Meroe — the lone visitor at a site so striking it took my breath away. How could a human survive here and why would you choose this place? Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, and the roughly 200 pyramids stretching out across the sands date back as far as 4,600 years ago. Many are tombs of the Nubian kings and queens who once ruled here, and a reminder that from the perspective of history power is always fleeting. I spend several nights here just to get an idea of what if feels like to be surround by wast sand and red stone - I think I got an idea... #sudan #meroe #pyramid #change #nicholesobecki #worldbybike #adventurebybike #bikenomad #nowheretogo #anderswo

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#Repost @viiphoto ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @nicholesobecki / @viiphoto | I was driving to Mareero, a smuggling hub in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, when distant human forms began to emerge from the dusty, hazy horizon. Somali and Ethiopian migrants were walking to caves, where they will wait for the dhow boats that will carry them on the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, and eventually to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. By amplifying sudden disasters like storms and floods, and slower crisis like drought and desertification, our warming planet is driving human migration, and becoming one of the world’s most destabilizing forces. On this World Environment Day, I hope we can both celebrate our deep connections to the natural world and also remember the ways in which its increasing fragility is pushing millions of people from their homes. #climatemigration #puntland #somalia #environment #worldenvironmentday #nicholesobecki . . . . . . #photography #photooftheday #likeforlikes #followforfollowback

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🏜Some Pyramids in middle of the sudan🏜 Follow: @perfect.discovery 🙌 Follow: @perfect.discovery 🙌 • • • • • • • 📷 @nicholesobecki #sudan #meroe #pyramid #change #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki / @viiphoto | Sudan, you beauty. At a time of such halting, fragile change following the April ouster of Omar al-Bashir, one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, I’ve been thinking back to earlier travels to this storied country. Driving back to Khartoum one evening I stopped to see the pyramids of Meroe — the lone visitor to a site so striking it took my breath away. Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush and the roughly 200 pyramids stretching out across the sands date back as far as 4,600 years ago. Many are tombs of the Nubian kings and queens who once ruled here, and a reminder that from the perspective of history power is always fleeting. #sudan #meroe #pyramid #change #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | I met Lowelu Krion on the shores of Lake Turkana, as she waited for her father and brothers to return from retrieving their fishing nets. Sitting together, her mother told me of their life beside the jade sea, and the home it had been for her mother and others, generations back. The harsh terrain surrounding the blue-green waters here ensured that this was the last great African lake mapped by Europeans, and it remains one of East Africa’s most remote regions. The world’s largest permanent desert lake, Turkana has existed for some four million years, but Lowelu’s mother was concerned with the future, not the past. A dam up north and nearby plantations are squeezing the lake and those who survive by fishing from its shores. Many worry its days are numbered. Uncertainty looms for Lowelu and her family, but in the determination of her gaze I felt a small but fierce glimpse of hope. #laketurkana #kenya #water #nicholesobecki

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#Repost @natgeo • • • • • • Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Sudan, you beauty. At a time of such halting, fragile change following the April ouster of Omar al-Bashir, one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, I’ve been thinking about earlier travels to this storied country. Driving back to Khartoum one evening, I stopped to see the pyramids of Meroe—the lone visitor at a site so striking it took my breath away. Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, and the roughly 200 pyramids stretching out across the sands date back as far as 4,600 years ago. Many are tombs of the Nubian kings and queens who once ruled here, and a reminder that from the perspective of history power is always fleeting. #sudan #meroe #pyramid #change #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Sudan, you beauty. At a time of such halting, fragile change following the April ouster of Omar al-Bashir, one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, I’ve been thinking about earlier travels to this storied country. Driving back to Khartoum one evening, I stopped to see the pyramids of Meroe—the lone visitor at a site so striking it took my breath away. Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, and the roughly 200 pyramids stretching out across the sands date back as far as 4,600 years ago. Many are tombs of the Nubian kings and queens who once ruled here, and a reminder that from the perspective of history power is always fleeting. #sudan #meroe #pyramid #change #nicholesobecki

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Posted @withrepost@natgeo Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Sudan, you beauty. At a time of such halting, fragile change following the April ouster of Omar al-Bashir, one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, I’ve been thinking about earlier travels to this storied country. Driving back to Khartoum one evening, I stopped to see the pyramids of Meroe—the lone visitor at a site so striking it took my breath away. Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, and the roughly 200 pyramids stretching out across the sands date back as far as 4,600 years ago. Many are tombs of the Nubian kings and queens who once ruled here, and a reminder that from the perspective of history power is always fleeting. #sudan #meroe #pyramid #change #nicholesobecki

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Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Sudan, you beauty. At a time of such halting, fragile change following the April ouster of Omar al-Bashir, one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, I’ve been thinking about earlier travels to this storied country. Driving back to Khartoum one evening, I stopped to see the pyramids of Meroe—the lone visitor at a site so striking it took my breath away. Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, and the roughly 200 pyramids stretching out across the sands date back as far as 4,600 years ago. Many are tombs of the Nubian kings and queens who once ruled here, and a reminder that from the perspective of history power is always fleeting. #sudan #meroe #pyramid #change #nicholesobecki

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Such emotion in this image by @donwilson.odhiambo, a Kenya-based photographer and participant in last year’s @viiphoto "Rising Fast" workshop in Nairobi, Kenya with myself and @dannywilcoxfrazier. Join us this year: September 14 - 21, 2019! . ’Rising Fast’ is a complete immersion into photography and storytelling right here in my home city, and the place where Danny began his career. During the week you will use Nairobi as a canvas to produce an in-depth visual essay on the aspect of the city's dynamism that most engages you. . I’ll be sharing some really inspiring work by past workshop participants this week. Donwilson's series documents the impact of  illegal moonshine, or changaa, on women from Nairobi's Kibera community. . We also have four scholarships available for photographers from Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda. Just follow the link below, and reach out with any questions. Scholarship applications close August 15. . Hope to see you there, and follow the link in my profile for more details or to sign up! . #risingfast #workshop #photography #nicholesobecki #viiphoto

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Such a fun, textured moment captured by Olya Morvan, a Doha-based photographer and participant in last year’s @viiphoto "Rising Fast" workshop in Nairobi, Kenya with myself and @dannywilcoxfrazier. Join us this year: September 14 - 21, 2019! . ’Rising Fast’ is a complete immersion into photography and storytelling right here in my home city, and the place where Danny began his career. During the week you will use Nairobi as a canvas to produce an in-depth visual essay on the aspect of the city's dynamism that most engages you. . I’ll be sharing some really inspiring work by past workshop participants this week. Olya's series attempts to shed a different light on the often stigmatized Somali community in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood, known as "Little Mogadishu". . We also have four scholarships available for photographers from Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda. Just follow the link below, and reach out with any questions. Scholarship applications close August 15. . Hope to see you there, and follow the link in my profile for more details or to sign up! . #risingfast #workshop #photography #nicholesobecki #viiphoto

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Photo by Lance Larson @samizdatfilms, a Los Angeles-based photographer and participant in last year’s @viiphoto "Rising Fast" workshop | VII photographers @nicholesobecki and @dannywilcoxfrazier are teaming up again this year in one of Africa's most dynamic cities: Nairobi, Kenya. Sign up now to join them this September 14 - 21, 2019! . ’Rising Fast’ is a complete immersion into photography and storytelling in one of the world’s fastest-growing urban spaces. Contrary to reductive stereotypes of Africa, Kenya is riding a strong economy, a youth-driven cultural awakening and a dynamic tech scene coined the “Silicon Savannah.” Huge challenges remain, however: widespread poverty, poor infrastructure, human rights abuses, and political tumult. Does the “Africa Rising” narrative hold up, and how are people’s lives being impacted on the ground? . We’ll be sharing some really inspiring work by past workshop participants this week. Lance's series explores the challenges Nairobians face while moving through their burgeoning city. A paucity of public transportation options colliding with an increasing number of private vehicles has overburdened Nairobi's infrastructure, resulting in the longest commute times of any city on the continent. . There are also four scholarships available for photographers from Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda. Scholarship applications close August 15. . Follow the link in @nicholesobecki's profile for more details or to sign up! #risingfast #workshop #photography #nicholesobecki #viiphoto

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Love the graphic nature of this image by Lance Larson @samizdatfilms, a Los Angeles-based photographer and participant in last year’s @viiphoto "Rising Fast" workshop in Nairobi, Kenya with myself and @dannywilcoxfrazier. Join us this year: September 14 - 21, 2019! . ’Rising Fast’ is a complete immersion into photography and storytelling right here in my home city, and the place where Danny began his career. During the week you will use Nairobi as a canvas to produce an in-depth visual essay on the aspect of the city's dynamism that most engages you. . I’ll be sharing some really inspiring work by past workshop participants this week. Lance's series explores the challenges Nairobians face while moving through their burgeoning city. A paucity of public transportation options colliding with an increasing number of private vehicles has overburdened Nairobi's infrastructure, resulting in the longest commute times of any city on the continent. . We also have four scholarships available for photographers from Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda. Just follow the link below, and reach out with any questions. Scholarship applications close August 15. . Hope to see you there, and follow the link in my profile for more details or to sign up! . #risingfast #workshop #photography #nicholesobecki #viiphoto

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Ready and… GO! I’m so excited to be leading this amazing workshop ‘Rising Fast’ once again with my phenomenal @viiphoto colleague and friend @dannywilcoxfrazier here in Kenya. . The workshop is a complete immersion into photography and storytelling right here in my home city, and where Danny began his career. During the week you will use Nairobi as a canvas to produce an in-depth visual essay on the aspect of the city's dynamism that most engages you. . We also have six scholarships available for photographers from Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda. Just follow the link below, and reach out with any questions. . Spots are limited so don’t wait! Join us September 14 - 21. Learn more and sign up by going to the link in my profile. . #risingfast #nairobi #workshop #photography #nicholesobecki #dannywilcoxfrazier #viiphoto

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Photo by @nicholesobecki / @viiphoto for @natgeo | After almost a year, and nearly 1700 deaths, the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared a Global Health Emergency. Emergency declarations are issued sparingly, and only four have been made in the past. Here, a World Health Organization team checks the temperature of Confirme Masika Mughanyira, 7, in Vayana town, a small village two-hours from Butembo in North Kivu. Confirme lost both her parents, her older brother and younger sister to Ebola. As the only survivor in her family she is now being taken care of by relatives. #ebola #drc #congo #health #emergency #nicholesobecki

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When your best friend takes photographs that look like paintings 📸: @nicholesobecki #nicholesobecki #photojournalism

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💭 Photo by @nicholesobecki | On a sunny afternoon, an engineer relaxes in the azure waters of a geothermal spa, which draws its mineral-rich water from condensed steam at the Olkaria geothermal power generation complex in Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya. Power generated from geothermal steam has become Kenya’s most reliable source of energy, accounting at times for close to half of all power production. On assignment for @natgeo. #greenpower #geothermal #kenya #nicholesobecki

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On a sunny afternoon, a group of kids play in the azure water of the Olkaria Geothermal Spa, which draws its mineral-rich water from condensed steam at the Olkaria geothermal power generation complex in Hells Gate National Park, Kenya. In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Photo by @nicholesobecki (via @everydayafrica) #aaflagos #africanartistsfoundation #everydayafrica #africa #kenya #geothermal #power #green #environment #energy #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki

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SEVEN DAYS OF INSPIRATION • SEVEN DAYS OF EDUCATION • SEVEN DAYS OF COMMUNITY Join us in Kigali, Rwanda from August 11th - 17th for #Foundry2019 The following instructors are donating their time to teach students and professionals from across Africa: Kristen Ashburn, Finbarr O’Reilly, Edward Eschwalu, Daniel Schwartz, Andrew Esiebo, Nichole Sobecki, Ron Haviv, Sarah Waiswa, Krisanne Johnson, Suzie Katz, Claire Rosen. Photographers who are citizens of Africa can apply for a scholarship to attend Foundry for free or on a partial scholarship. Deadline to apply is July 1st, 2019.

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Photo by @nicholesobecki / @viiphoto for @politicomag | “If they’re killing you here, it’s better to go die in the desert,” women’s rights lawyer Vanessa Siliezar told @jillfilipovic and I as we reported our @theIWMF supported story on how Honduras' total criminal ban on abortion and emergency contraception raises the cost of violence against women -- and pushes many to flee. Out today as the Friday cover of @politicomag, link in @nicholesobecki bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In Jill’s words: “When exhausted families, mothers toting babies and young women traveling alone arrive at the southern border of the United States, it’s not just gang violence or criminality in general that they’re fleeing. It’s also… men who beat, assault, rape and sometimes kill women and girls; law enforcement that does little to curtail them; and laws that deny many women who do survive the chance to retake control and steer their own lives." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #honduras #abortion #violence #women #migration #nicholesobecki

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I had the opportunity to shoot portraits of the VII Members recently in Sarajevo. The photographers each got a selection of images and @viiphoto will publish their picks in the coming days. I am going to publish my top pick alongside. It takes extreme bravery and personal sacrifice to document issues around social justice, conflict and human right issues. Nichole @nicholesobecki is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Please take a look at: www.nicholesobecki.com I was particularly blown away by her story on Revolution and Anarchy. This is my favourite shot of Nichole. #fujigfx50s #sarajevo #bosnia #viiphoto #nicholesobecki #viifoundation @viifoundation

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Photo by @nicholesobecki / @viiphoto | I was driving to Mareero, a smuggling hub in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, when distant human forms began to emerge from the dusty, hazy horizon. Somali and Ethiopian migrants were walking to caves, where they will wait for the dhow boats that will carry them on the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, and eventually to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. By amplifying sudden disasters like storms and floods, and slower crisis like drought and desertification, our warming planet is driving human migration, and becoming one of the world’s most destabilizing forces. On this World Environment Day, I hope we can both celebrate our deep connections to the natural world and also remember the ways in which its increasing fragility is pushing millions of people from their homes. #climatemigration #puntland #somalia #environment #worldenvironmentday #nicholesobecki

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Portrait by @mckiejustin of VII Member @NicholeSobecki in Sarajevo, Bosnia. — @VIIfoundation Trustee Justin McKie, and former VII workshop student, was tasked with producing portraits of the VII members and staff at our recent annual meeting. — #fujigfx50s #portraitphotography #sarajevo #bosnia #viiphoto #nicholesobecki #viifoundation

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On a sunny afternoon, a group of kids play in the azure water of the Olkaria Geothermal Spa, which draws its mineral-rich water from condensed steam at the Olkaria geothermal power generation complex in Hells Gate National Park, Kenya. In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Now some 60 percent do—thanks mostly to geothermal power from the East African Rift. On this World Environment Day, I hope we can both celebrate our deep connections to the natural world, and also remember the shared responsibility we have to protect our planet and future. Photo by @nicholesobecki #kenya #geothermal #power #green #environment #energy #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki

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On the shores of Lake Hawassa, Ethiopia, a young fisherman untangles a fish from his net. Photo by @nicholesobecki #ethiopia #fishing #economy #beauty #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @NicholeSobecki / VII. Young men crowd onto the back of an old Mercedes truck leaving for the far north of Niger from Agadez on May 22, 2017. — A historic smuggling hub through which as many as 13,000 migrants passed each month in 2016, Agadez, Niger has been the site of a recent crackdown on human smugglers after the E.U. struck a $635 million deal with Nigerian authorities to keep a lid on migration. Now the route across the Sahara — already among the most deadly on Earth —is more treacherous than ever. — #VIIArchive #OnThisDay #Agadez #Niger #VIIPhoto #NicholeSobecki

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Last day teaching «No Man’s Land» in Sarajevo. The students have been amazing ❤️ The newly formed @TheVIIAcademy, a project of the @VIIFoundation and partner of @VIIPhoto, have hosted a 3-day festival of photography in Sarajevo, Bosnia. This educational event was free and open to all, and includes presentations by VII Photo Agency photographers, discussion panels focusing on media and visual journalism, film screenings, portfolio reviews, and much more. #viiphoto #festivaloftheimage #nomansland #saraterry #nicholesobecki

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An opposition fighter keeps watch as nearby troops take a position as they push west outside of Ras Lanuf after taking the city back from troops loyal to Qaddafi in Eastern Libya, March 5, 2011. Photo by @nicholesobecki. Get this iconic signed @VIIPhoto print for only $100 til April 18 via the link in my bio. Also available is a beautiful wooden box set featuring a print from all 29 members of #viiphoto, for $1500. #printsale #fromthearchives #nicholesobecki #flashsale #viiarchive #photosale

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Jane Amana looks out a gap in the home she was forced to abandon due to insecurity in Laikipia, Kenya, after armed men occupied her land in 2017. Laikipia is where the lush volcanic green of the Rift Valley begins to turn to arid plains. Many here say that it’s also the frontier of modern Kenya. A spectacular and precarious part of the country, Laikipia is being transformed by climate change, population growth, ethnic populism, and rapid social change—all of which have created a complex web of conflict that may be a litmus test for Kenya's future and environment. #kenya #laikipia #environment #nicholesobecki Repost via @natgeo

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Forced to leave her home after armed men took over the area; shines spotlights onto truths (1) dt’s ignorant hateful anti immigrant and scorn for humans in need of asylum is anti humankind (2) the arid horror of wasteland (read below) demonstrates that the climate change continuing to morph our world is REAL - These issues of humanity, rights, environment are interwoven globally. #appreciationpost for @natgeo educating us. Know FACTS. #climatechange #humanrights #fugative #desperate #activism #justice #powercorrupts #gunskillpeople #immigration #knowledge #africa #weallbleedred #repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @nicholesobecki | Jane Amana looks out a gap in the home she was forced to abandon due to insecurity in Laikipia, Kenya, after armed men occupied her land in 2017. Laikipia is where the lush volcanic green of the Rift Valley begins to turn to arid plains. Many here say that it’s also the frontier of modern Kenya. A spectacular and precarious part of the country, Laikipia is being transformed by climate change, population growth, ethnic populism, and rapid social change—all of which have created a complex web of conflict that may be a litmus test for Kenya's future and environment. #kenya #laikipia #environment #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Jane Amana looks out a gap in the home she was forced to abandon due to insecurity in Laikipia, Kenya, after armed men occupied her land in 2017. Laikipia is where the lush volcanic green of the Rift Valley begins to turn to arid plains. Many here say that it’s also the frontier of modern Kenya. A spectacular and precarious part of the country, Laikipia is being transformed by climate change, population growth, ethnic populism, and rapid social change—all of which have created a complex web of conflict that may be a litmus test for Kenya's future and environment. #kenya #laikipia #environment #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Jane Amana looks out a gap in the home she was forced to abandon due to insecurity in Laikipia, Kenya, after armed men occupied her land in 2017. Laikipia is where the lush volcanic green of the Rift Valley begins to turn to arid plains. Many here say that it’s also the frontier of modern Kenya. A spectacular and precarious part of the country, Laikipia is being transformed by climate change, population growth, ethnic populism, and rapid social change—all of which have created a complex web of conflict that may be a litmus test for Kenya's future and environment. #kenya #laikipia #environment #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Jane Amana looks out a gap in the home she was forced to abandon due to insecurity in Laikipia, Kenya, after armed men occupied her land in 2017. Laikipia is where the lush volcanic green of the Rift Valley begins to turn to arid plains. Many here say that it’s also the frontier of modern Kenya. A spectacular and precarious part of the country, Laikipia is being transformed by climate change, population growth, ethnic populism, and rapid social change—all of which have created a complex web of conflict that may be a litmus test for Kenya's future and environment. #kenya #laikipia #environment #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Jane Amana looks out a gap in the home she was forced to abandon due to insecurity in Laikipia, Kenya, after armed men occupied her land in 2017. Laikipia is where the lush volcanic green of the Rift Valley begins to turn to arid plains. Many here say that it’s also the frontier of modern Kenya. A spectacular and precarious part of the country, Laikipia is being transformed by climate change, population growth, ethnic populism, and rapid social change—all of which have created a complex web of conflict that may be a litmus test for Kenya's future and environment. #kenya #laikipia #environment #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | As the day closes, U.S. service members come together for an ab-workout class on the lawn of Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti. Flanked by Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia, Djibouti is viewed as a haven in the unstable Horn of Africa and hosts armed forces from around the world. Initially U.S. troops were stationed on a Navy ship, but in 2003 they set up in Camp Lemonnier, a run-down French legionnaires’ base beside the airport. The site has since expanded from 88 acres to 500. #djibouti #military #exercise #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | A hawk takes flight in the ancient port town of Maydh, Somaliland, which lays quiet and nearly abandoned. Ever since a civil war brought down Somalia's government in 1991, the country's 2,000 miles of coastline—the longest in continental Africa—has been pillaged by foreign vessels. It took @lauraeheaton and I two days to drive here from Hargeisa through the Al Mado mountains and onto the lunar-like plains that guided us to this once vibrant city. @groundtruthproject #somalia #environment #climateforconflict #nicholesobecki Photo Credit: @gaia.magick

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | A hawk takes flight in the ancient port town of Maydh, Somaliland, which lays quiet and nearly abandoned. Ever since a civil war brought down Somalia's government in 1991, the country's 2,000 miles of coastline—the longest in continental Africa—has been pillaged by foreign vessels. It took @lauraeheaton and I two days to drive here from Hargeisa through the Al Mado mountains and onto the lunar-like plains that guided us to this once vibrant city. @groundtruthproject #somalia #environment #climateforconflict #nicholesobecki

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#Repost @natgeo • • • • • Photo by @nicholesobecki | On a sunny afternoon, an engineer relaxes in the azure waters of a geothermal spa, which draws its mineral-rich water from condensed steam at the Olkaria geothermal power generation complex in Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya. Power generated from geothermal steam has become Kenya’s most reliable source of energy, accounting at times for close to half of all power production. On assignment for @natgeo. #greenpower #geothermal #kenya #nicholesobecki Would love to go thr💚

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#Repost @natgeo ・・・ On a sunny afternoon, an engineer relaxes in the azure waters of a geothermal spa, which draws its mineral-rich water from condensed steam at the Olkaria geothermal power generation complex in Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya. Power generated from geothermal steam has become Kenya’s most reliable source of energy, accounting at times for close to half of all power production. On assignment for @natgeo. #greenpower #geothermal #kenya #nicholesobecki Photo by @nicholesobecki |

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Jangan lupa Like, Komen & Share , Photo by @nicholesobecki | On a sunny afternoon, an engineer relaxes in the azure waters of a geothermal spa, which draws its mineral-rich water from condensed steam at the Olkaria geothermal power generation complex in Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya. Power generated from geothermal steam has become Kenya’s most reliable source of energy, accounting at times for close to half of all power production. On assignment for @natgeo. #greenpower #geothermal #kenya #nicholesobecki #Discovery #discoverychannel #discoveryindonesia #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeoindonesia #nationalgeographic.id

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | On a sunny afternoon, an engineer relaxes in the azure waters of a geothermal spa, which draws its mineral-rich water from condensed steam at the Olkaria geothermal power generation complex in Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya. Power generated from geothermal steam has become Kenya’s most reliable source of energy, accounting at times for close to half of all power production. On assignment for @natgeo. #greenpower #geothermal #kenya #nicholesobecki

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had a good ol time splashin through the windy mist to go check out the Portraits of Little Village exhibit by the young people of @yollocalli at @lumachicago 🙌🏽 theyre truly so talented and have the illest mentor/teacher @beodddierich . . If you get a chance, the show will be up until june! . . also peep the main exhibit rooms featuring some strong narrative photos about climate change effects in somalia by #nicholesobecki about #sistaazhood x fashion in capetown by #janhoekjoh and #duranlantink and racial issues in Brazil by #luisadorr 💥 💥 💥

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Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @nicholesobecki | Nearly four years ago, I met this Eritrean family as they carried their belongings through Adi-Harush Camp, Ethiopia, in the midst of a light rain. They’d left behind one of the world’s fastest-emptying nations: a country of about 4.5 million, governed by a dictatorship, that has played an outsize role in the migration crisis. At the time, the cold war between Ethiopia and Eritrea seemed intractable, a tense stalemate that had endured since 2000. With the arrival of peace last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about this family, and the many others who fled their homes, and what this new opening means for them. #ethiopia #eritrea #migration #peace #nicholesobecki @prophetofluv - #regrann

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Don't take for granted the basic luxuries we have and other countries do not. #appreciatethelittlethings Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki - #regrann #redefiningyf #veterans #army #marines #airforce #navy #coastguard #militarywomen #militaryspouse #military #transition #networking #womenveterans #servicewomen #veteran #jblm #resources #Shift #transformation #community #soldierforlife #soldiers #soldierforlife #Shift #next

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Dunia itu Beragam tdk Seragam .... #Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki

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Jangan lupa Like, Komen & Share , Photo by @nicholesobecki | Nearly four years ago, I met this Eritrean family as they carried their belongings through Adi-Harush Camp, Ethiopia, in the midst of a light rain. They’d left behind one of the world’s fastest-emptying nations: a country of about 4.5 million, governed by a dictatorship, that has played an outsize role in the migration crisis. At the time, the cold war between Ethiopia and Eritrea seemed intractable, a tense stalemate that had endured since 2000. With the arrival of peace last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about this family, and the many others who fled their homes, and what this new opening means for them. #ethiopia #eritrea #migration #peace #nicholesobecki #Discovery #discoverychannel #discoveryindonesia #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeoindonesia #nationalgeographic.id

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#kenya #somali 4 ağustos 2016, kenya. dadaab mülteci kampı içerisinde bulunan bir medresede eğitim gören somali'li çocuklar. 2011 yılı somali'de, şiddetli kuraklık sonucu komşu ülkelere büyük bir göç yaşanmıştı. 📷nichole sobecki #madrassa #medrese #refugee #müslüman #islam #muslim #drought #kuraklık #muslims #mülteci #dadaabcamp #nicholesobecki #children #fotoğraf #photo #photography #baskaahayatlar

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Detalles #love 💋  It'sa about details❤ Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki

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I’m constantly in a state of feeling so shocked and guilty about the fact that this is the state of so much of the world and yet, for some reason I wound up over here with ridiculous privileges. As a kid, I truly thought I had it hard. I was always sad and never knew why. I got made fun of a few times in school for the way I looked. But in reality, these things don’t matter at all and they’re so silly compared to kids who endured that and ALSO the stress/fear of war, poverty, racism, and murder. Some kids had to study for tests (if they were lucky enough to go to school) with the sound of bullets going off in the distance. Having to carry on after witnessing one or both parents murdered. Once you start to dig, you realize how widespread this is. This is the real life of millions of children. #Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @nicholesobecki | Nearly four years ago, I met this Eritrean family as they carried their belongings through Adi-Harush Camp, Ethiopia, in the midst of a light rain. They’d left behind one of the world’s fastest-emptying nations: a country of about 4.5 million, governed by a dictatorship, that has played an outsize role in the migration crisis. At the time, the cold war between Ethiopia and Eritrea seemed intractable, a tense stalemate that had endured since 2000. With the arrival of peace last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about this family, and the many others who fled their homes, and what this new opening means for them. #ethiopia #eritrea #migration #peace #nicholesobecki

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So many rural areas in Nigeria without access to clean water still.... #Waterislife Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Nearly four years ago, I met this Eritrean family as they carried their belongings through Adi-Harush Camp, Ethiopia, in the midst of a light rain. They’d left behind one of the world’s fastest-emptying nations: a country of about 4.5 million, governed by a dictatorship, that has played an outsize role in the migration crisis. At the time, the cold war between Ethiopia and Eritrea seemed intractable, a tense stalemate that had endured since 2000. With the arrival of peace last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about this family, and the many others who fled their homes, and what this new opening means for them. #ethiopia #eritrea #migration #peace #nicholesobecki

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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki

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Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki

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Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. We often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. • • • • • Photo by @nicholesobecki #pepslifestyle #nature #love #photooftheday #followme #earth #planet #travel #beauty #amazing #photography #bestoftheday #sky #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki #africa

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#Repost @natgeo • • • • • Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki

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"Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it." Courtesy @natgeo . #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki #technologythatcares

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Diposting ulang dari @natgeo - Foto oleh @nicholesobecki | Kenya merayakan pembukaan pompa air tenaga surya yang akan memungkinkan volume air yang lebih tinggi untuk disalurkan ke kota Lowarengak, dekat Danau Turkana, di barat laut terpencil di negara itu. Seperti kebanyakan dari kita, saya sering menerima begitu saja kemewahan memiliki air bersih yang aman bagi saya. Namun Laporan Perkembangan Air Dunia PBB yang terbaru menyimpulkan bahwa pada tahun 2050 sekitar tiga miliar orang dapat hidup di daerah yang sangat kekurangan air. Ini adalah pengingat akan hak istimewa yang melekat pada ketersediaan air bersih hanya dengan membuka keran Anda — dan tanggung jawab kita bersama untuk tidak menyia-nyiakannya. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki - #regrann

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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Kenyans celebrate the opening of a solar-powered water pump that will enable a higher volume of water to be piped to Lowarengak town, near Lake Turkana, in the country’s remote northwest. Like so many of us, I often take for granted the luxury of having safe, clear water available to me. Yet the latest UN World Water Development Report concluded that by 2050 around three billion people could be living in severely water-scarce areas. It’s a reminder of the privilege inherent in having clean water available simply by opening your tap—and our collective responsibility not to waste it. #waterislife #protectourenvironment #kenya #nicholesobecki

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I love the determination on Agnes Jebet Ng'etich’s face here, looking out across the remote Kinamket village in western Kenya where she grew up. At 16-years-old she’s one of Kenya’s most promising up and coming athletes, and was one of the distance runners featured in the @natgeo story on human performance and the Kenyans who are dominating in this sport. The piece explores how far we have come in our never-ending quest to go faster, higher and farther. Standing on this escarpment with Agnes the heights she may reach in her career as a runner felt boundless. Photo by @nicholesobecki #kenya #running #humanperformance #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki

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@Dannywilcoxfrazier and @nicholesobecki's "Rising Fast: Africa’s Changing Urban Spaces" September 2019 workshop is now open for enrollment. Rising Fast explores the changing realities of Nairobi, Kenya, one of the world’s fastest-growing urban spaces. Contrary to reductive stereotypes of Africa, Kenya is riding a strong economy, a youth-driven cultural awakening and a dynamic tech scene coined the “Silicon Savannah.” Huge challenges remain however: widespread poverty, poor infrastructure, human rights abuses, and political tumult. Does the “Africa Rising” narrative holds up, and how are people’s lives being impacted on the ground? — Click on the link in our profile to learn more! — Photo by Gordwin Odhiambo @gordwiin / @humane_context, a Kenya-based photographer who participated in the 2018 @viiphoto "Rising Fast" Workshop in Nairobi. Gordwin Odhiambo's series uses portraiture to explore the development of Sheng, a slang developed and used by Nairobi's youth and one of the world's most quickly changing languages. Here in "Keja (Crib)" Futwax, also known as Mr. Kibera, poses in his home in Nairobi's Kibera community. — #VIIPhoto #PhotoWorkshop #Kenya #Nairobi #NicholeSobecki #DannyWilcoxFrazier

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Photo by @nicholesobecki // I love the determination on Agnes Jebet Ng'etich’s face here, looking out across the remote Kinamket village in western Kenya where she grew up. At 16-years-old she’s one of Kenya’s most promising up and coming athletes, and was one of the distance runners featured in the @natgeo story on human performance and the Kenyans who are dominating in this sport. The piece explores how far we have come in our never ending quest to go faster, higher and farther. Standing on this escarpment with Agnes the heights she may reach in her career as a runner felt boundless. #kenya #running #humanperformance #nicholesobecki

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Photo by @nicholesobecki / @viiphoto | People gather to celebrate Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's celebration of Jesus Christ's baptism, in Hawassa, Ethiopia. I came across this scene unexpectedly on the walk to my hotel after a long day on another story. I was drawn in by the prayers, timeless and haunting when close to the priests, and static-filled and staccato when heard from the battered speakers circling the park. It felt like a gift to be there, unhurried, aware, and surrounded by community, and the light of hundreds of small, burning flames. #timkat #celebration #ethiopia #nicholesobecki

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People gather to celebrate Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's celebration of Jesus Christ's baptism, in Hawassa, Ethiopia. I came across this scene unexpectedly on the walk to my hotel after a long day on another story. I was drawn in by the prayers, timeless and haunting when close to the priests, and static-filled and staccato when heard from the battered speakers circling the park. It felt like a gift to be there, unhurried, aware, and surrounded by community, and the light of hundreds of small, burning flames. Photo by @nicholesobecki #timkat #celebration #ethiopia #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki

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Repost @natgeo Photo by @nicholesobecki | People gather to celebrate Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's celebration of Jesus Christ's baptism, in Hawassa, Ethiopia. I came across this scene unexpectedly on the walk to my hotel after a long day on another story. I was drawn in by the prayers, timeless and haunting when close to the priests, and static-filled and staccato when heard from the battered speakers circling the park. It felt like a gift to be there, unhurried, aware, and surrounded by community, and the light of hundreds of small, burning flames. #timkat #celebration #ethiopia #nicholesobecki

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Jangan lupa Like, Komen & Share , Photo by @nicholesobecki | People gather to celebrate Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's celebration of Jesus Christ's baptism, in Hawassa, Ethiopia. I came across this scene unexpectedly on the walk to my hotel after a long day on another story. I was drawn in by the prayers, timeless and haunting when close to the priests, and static-filled and staccato when heard from the battered speakers circling the park. It felt like a gift to be there, unhurried, aware, and surrounded by community, and the light of hundreds of small, burning flames. #timkat #celebration #ethiopia #nicholesobecki #Discovery #discoverychannel #discoveryindonesia #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeoindonesia #nationalgeographic.id

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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @nicholesobecki | People gather to celebrate Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's celebration of Jesus Christ's baptism, in Hawassa, Ethiopia. I came across this scene unexpectedly on the walk to my hotel after a long day on another story. I was drawn in by the prayers, timeless and haunting when close to the priests, and static-filled and staccato when heard from the battered speakers circling the park. It felt like a gift to be there, unhurried, aware, and surrounded by community, and the light of hundreds of small, burning flames. #timkat #celebration #ethiopia #nicholesobecki

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