I had a shoot in Kenya recently and one of the locations was at a rural secondary school near the equator. Some of the kids were studying for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam. It's an intense examination. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students take the exam after four years of the Secondary School Course and this examination is a major determinant of the individual's future career. A good grade guarantees the student a place in one of the public or private universities in Kenya. Students who attain a LOWER mark than C+ join other tertiary institutions for non-degree courses. It's a make or break exam. I made a series of portraits and asked them all to write about their feelings in the midst of this pivotal time. Great kids!
A Kenyan Exam
It was my first time to Africa, for a lifestyle photographer and travel photographer it was quite the adventure!