In 'Harvest' Kenneth O'Halloran travelled to farmlands in Malawi, Kenya, Zambia, Burkina Faso and Togo in an attempt to capture the struggles and beauty of everyday life in small independent farming communities. The photographer beautifully captures the natural grace and unflagging drive of farmers and fishermen in Sub-Saharan Africa in the face of climate change. Presented with shorter growing seasons, a decrease in rainfall and occasional flooding, these vulnerable communities put on their best face and persevere despite the circumstances.
"In the arid farmlands of Burkina Faso, a young boy takes a bite from a ripe, bright yellow mango, as he looks out over the muddy waters of Lake Bam and the local cattle who come here to drink. Whether for fish or crops, his community of subsistence farmers relies on nature's resources for their survival.
...But not nearly enough rain has hit the cracked soil in recent years, and the lake is shrinking." - Kenneth O'Halloran
Kenneth O Halloran is a photographer based in Dublin. He was born in the West of Ireland and is a graduate of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. He holds a Masters in Fine Art Photography from The University of Ulster, Belfast. His work has been recognized by World Press, American Photography, Alliance Française, and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. His clients include The NY Times, The Financial Times, Cosmopolitan and le Monde among others. He is also a winner of the Terry O'Neill Photography award.