By Ogova Ondego
Published October 2, 2015
Nairobi National Museum (NNM) is preparing for a three-week exhibition of photographs that opens on October 8, 2015.
Simply titled Bobby Pall and Kenya Red Cross Society, the show, to be held in NNM’s Creativity Gallery through October 31, 2015, is a display of photographic prints on canvas that tell the story of adversity, hope and change.
“Through my photography I seek to document the voice of [of people on] today’s issues and to share with others the beauty and diversity of the world through my eyes,” Bobby Pall says.”I view the art of photography as a substractive process, a distilling of reality into a personal vision so as to capture in an image, my emotions in the moment when I tripped the camera’s shutter.”
Saying that travel and photography are his two great passions in life, Pall says his desire is to capture “timeless and evocative moments of the living world.”
Travel, the photographer says, both broadens one’s view of the world and makes one understand that “all of our lives are at once intertwined yet individual.”
On display at NNM, 8-31 October 2015, shall be what Pall describes as the voice of the silent and the voiceless on contemporary issues, “revealing the core of humanity” in its beauty and vulnerability.
Bobby Pall says that as he travels through places that have experienced famine, war or other adversities, he feels compelled to capture the lives of the people, their cultures and environment with the world “through the eye of a photographer.”