Priya Ramrakha (1935-1968) was one of the first photojournalists in Kenya. He was also one of the first African photographer to work regularly for LIFE and Time magazines.
He covered the anti-colonial movements and the African independences in the 50's and 60's; he also the Civil Rights movement in the 60's in the United States. He was killed near the front lines of Biafra in 1968.
The portrait is taken for the cover of the book based on Ramrakha's recently opened archive, published by Kehrer Verlag in 2018.
Presentation by Kehrer Verlag: "This is the first publication to explore the work of Priya Ramrakha (1935–1968), the pioneering Kenyan photojournalist whose archive was recovered after over forty years. Hailing from an activist family of journalists, Ramrakha was one of the rare African photographers to chronicle the anti-colonial and post-independent...