The world has always seen the Maasai people as backward, unflinchingly terrified of technological advancements. They have been called ‘Technophobic’.
As the winner of the 2017 African Rising Photography Competition, I let my curiosity lead me to explore both the Maasai people and the name tag of external gaze given them. I found out that the Maasai had a reverse memory of all that ensued between their community and their people during the colonial era. They believe that westerners invaded and disrupted their space and deconstructed their sovereignty thereby bringing division amongst them. The presence of the colonizers also instigated the death of countless Maasai people.