This picture comes from artist Greg Constantine's project on the Nubians, who originally hailed from Sudan's Nuba Mountains and came to Kenya through their service in the British Army in the late 1800s. They've since become a marginalized group in Kenya, at times denied citizenship, ID cards, and land rights. The aim of the project, Constantine says in a statement on the Open Society Foundation's website, is "to both highlight the struggles of a community which -- as one Nubian elder described it -- is 'being squeezed into extinction,' and celebrate the dynamic and rich heritage of a community that continues to strive for recognition."
In this December 2008 image, a Nubian woman and several children stand in front of one of the oldest Nubian buildings in Kibera, Kenya, originally a Nubian settlement that has now grown into one of the largest slums in Africa. Nubians hid Jomo Kenyatta and other Kikuyu freedom fighters from the British in the building, which is called Nyumba Kumbya, during the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s.