Courtyard – Ilparakuyo Maasai, Tanzania (September, 2007)
Members of Toreto’s extended family pour over two books of photographs that Richard Cross and I took of many of them in the same courtyard twenty-seven years before. A boom box plays family birth songs and cattle byre audio-scapes that I recorded at the same time. Because grass is plentiful this season, the cattle need not go out early in the morning, so they rest with the family, sometimes replying in kind to my recordings of their great-grandparents’ bellows and moos!
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