Joe Mason is a volunteer ONE Regional Faith Organizer and freelance photographer/videographer who travels the world in order to document faith-based aid and development organizations. We dug through his vast collection of photos to find our favorite close-up shots of men, women and children from recent trips to Kenya and Ethiopia. Let their faces tell their story – of their joys, their frustrations, their hopes, their fears. Enjoy!
Absolutely love this shot of a woman laughing from her window in Kenya. Pure joy!
The orange pop of color from his shawl is stunning. Kenya.
Love this close-up. So pensive. Kenya.
Three young boys in Ethiopia are hard at work — one can’t help but eye the cameraman…
What eyes — so clear!
I am crazy about the spinning effect in this picture. She looks like the calm eye of the storm.
What a lovely shot of these two young girls.
These colorful beads are incredible!
What a sweet and earnest face. She is ready to learn!
Her smile is contagious.
Which photo did you like the most? Tell us in a comment below. If you are a photographer and would like ONE to feature your photos in the “Amazing Africa” series, email firstname.lastname@example.org.