Photo Essay: The Many Faces Of The Maasai

Written by Stuart Butler

Stuart Butler, a writer and photographer who has covered Africa for more than two decades, recently decided to walk across Maasai lands in Kenya in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of the impact of the 21st century lifestyle, conservation, political pressures and tourism on contemporary Maasai people.

He started walking with a Maasai companion on May 25, 2015 and finished at the end of June. In addition to a series of articles, Stuart took hundreds of stunning photos of the people he encountered during his journey. Here is a collection of just some of these sublime portraits, which depict the remarkable stories and faces of the Maasai.

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