For the Maasai nowadays a lot of Maasai women and men don’t dress or mark themselves with the long hair (mainly Moraans), circles on their cheeks or stretch their earlobes. It reminded me of Jimmy Nelson’s project, Before they pass away.
It’s slowly fading away because the country is getting more and more educated.
This of course is a very positive thing but it also made me a bit sad to realize that there will come a time that these traditions will no longer exist.
Will it benefit the areas these people currently live in? I don’t really know. Had a lot of discussions and all of them with different outcomes. There is always two sides to a coin.
Kimana, Rift Valley, Kenya