- John Macrae, who had edited Porter's book on the Adirondack mountains,
contacted the artist about producing a book on East Africa with text
by travel writer Peter Matthiessen. Porter traveled to the East African
countries Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda in 1970. Out of these safaris
came the book The Tree Where Man Was Born: The African Experience
- Porter’s photographs show the natural abundance and fragile
nature of the region.
- Porter's group met the Llo-Molo people on the east side of Lake
Turkana. In the image above, Porter only shows a portion of the human
body instead of a full-body pose.
- With close-up images, the artist challenges viewers to look at
the world in new ways. Can you tell what the image on the bottom right
is? Move your mouse over the thumbnail image to see the title.