Hand made to survive

This photograph is from a series of pictures taken between 2016 and 2018. I had a difficult time reaching local communities in western Sudan (Darfur, East Jebel Marra and East Darfur), first as a result of the war and then as a result of the language barrier between me and them. I was working on documenting projects for United Nations organizations and at the same time began working on a project with Goethe institut CITY IN Change. At that time, Khartoum, my permanent residence, began to transform from old buildings to buildings that are tall and in line with the requirements of architectural development.

After hiring a translator from the region to address them in the local language, I was able to start and complete the project. 

The woman in the photograph is making textiles from clapping palm trees that come from northern Sudan.

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