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Fredrik Lerneryd Captures The Lives Of Kenyan Ball...

Fredrik Lerneryd Captures The Lives Of Kenyan Ballerinas As They Perfect Their Art

In this striking set of photographs, ballet dancers in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, perfect their art despite limited resources.

For the last year or so, documentary photographer Fredrik Lerneryd has been capturing the most amazing portraits of Kenyan ballerinas in the slum Kibera in Nairobi, one of the biggest urban slums on the continent.

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The children are taught ballet through a program run by UK-based charity, Anno’s Africa. Mike Wamaya, a Kenyan native who has worked as a dancer in various European countries, leads the ballet classes in Nairobi. The classes also focus on health, wellness, and self-esteem.

Lerneryd has been photographing the young dancers as part of an ongoing project.

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