Peoples Exhibition

Friends of Maasai People Community GroupPhotographs of Kenya and its people from within the Royal Geographical Society's collections were used as the basis of creative workshops with the London based 'Friends of Maasai People' community group. The group viewed archival images of Kenya and explored themes raised by the images through creative writing with the poet Dzifa Benson. A small sample of the work produced is shown below:


Turkana Women dancing

'My wealth is vast and healthy,
I am a Maasai'.
By Peris

'At night where it is windy and cold,
the warrior does not complain,
he stands proud and bold'.
By Davis

'Red is the colour of blood,
Red the colour of pride'.
By Peris

'When the warriors jump and hop,
the dust rises as they kick and stomp'.
By Davis

This area is for you to share your creative work. Have you been inspired by the images from the gallery to tell us your own views or experiences of Kenya? Maybe you have produced some creative work based on the images in the gallery, if you have, you can email your contribution to or post it to Unlocking the Archives, Education Officer, RGS-IBG, 1, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, United Kingdom. Remember to include your contact details.