The book of the Prix Pictet Growth Commission, with a foreword by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and essays by philosopher Nigel Warburton and Financial Times correspondent Katrina Manson.
The Commission is an invitation to one of the photographers shortlisted for the Prix Pictet to produce a series of photographs in a region where Pictet & Cie is supporting a sustainability project related to the award theme.
Ushirikiano features photographs from Chris Jordan, taken during a fieldtrip to Northern Kenya where Pictet is supporting the Tusk Trust to develop the Nakuprat-Gotu Conservancy – an initiative which aims to bring peace and prosperity to a region ravaged by violence and the vagaries of climate change. Jordan’s photographs both document the problems – particularly the poaching of elephants for their tusks – and celebrate triumphs and heroes of what he calls this ‘quiet revolution’.
Ushirikiano was published by teNeues in November 2011. Copies can be ordered from teNeues.
Ushirikiano: Building a Sustainable Future in Kenya's Northern Rangelands by Chris Jordan