Around the shores of Lake Victoria, countless illegal artisanal gold-mining operations take place - with mercury, cyanide and child labour commonly used tools in the pursuit of gold. The gold-miners have little economic choice since the other traditional industries - like fishing - have dried up given the environmental degradation of Lake Victoria and concurrent population boom around its shores, which support 40 million people.
In October 2016, something unique took place: the world's first ever beauty pageant for people with albinism. Hosted in Kenya's capital city Nairobi, Beauty Beyond the Skin was a week-long celebration of the often-ostracised population of people with albinism who are often targeted in East Africa by witch doctors who profess cures using their body parts. The photo series is a reflection of a week of shooting, as the competitors got ready for the pageant learning to pose and walk down the catwalk, and getting preened at the salon.
The Women of Harley chapter of bikers in Dubai take on more than just the average biker; as well as the sweltering heats of upwards of 50C, the women challenge stereotypes and traditional taboos in order to pursue their passion.
The June 2016 extra-judicial murder of Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani sent shockwaves around civil society groups in Kenya. The lawyer was tortured before being killed in police custody after he and his client were kidnapped at the end of a court hearing during which they accused police of shooting him in the arm after he failed to stop. The below photo series captures a protest in Kenya to mark the injustice.
On the small island of Kumzar, nestled at the end of Oman's Musandam in the Straits of Hormuz, and within easy reach of Iran, life has stood very still for centuries. The small fishing village of several thousand people, which has no roads and only got electricity in the 1980s, experiences a similar migratory pattern with its human population as its birdlife. Each year a mass exodus of Kumzaris leaves the island almost deserted - save for the healthy goat population - as the residents head to mainland Musandam to gather dates on their farms during the date season.
Long before the super luxury lifestyle that has become synonymous with Dubai came to pass, the Bedouin communities of the Arabian Gulf eked out a living through pearl diving. Pearl divers would leave home for months at a time, and the end of the season was known as Al Ghaffal - or 'the closing'. For the past 25 years, the memory has been kept alive through the Al Ghaffal race, where dhow crews of Emiratis follow in the footsteps of their forebears, following the winds home.
Camel milk is estimated to be a $50 million industry in Kenya, with the country's almost 3 million camels producing more than a billion litres of the stuff each year - primarily for the Somali diaspora that bled out of the neighbouring country during the civil war. But it has become a lifeblood for all-female collectives in central Kenya where drought has made the traditional cattle farming untenable. Many of these women are single mothers or widows.
Almost 90 per cent of Dubai's population of three million are expatriate workers. Many of those people spend their days far above ground, working on the construction, cleaning or advertising in this city of skyscrapers. It is a dangerous pursuit, with many reported cases of workers falling to their deaths.