Amazing Africa: Ready for their close-up

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!

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Absolutely love this shot of a woman laughing from her window in Kenya. Pure joy!

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The orange pop of color from his shawl is stunning. Kenya. 

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Love this close-up. So pensive. Kenya. 

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Three young boys in Ethiopia are hard at work — one can’t help but eye the cameraman…

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What eyes — so clear!

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I am crazy about the spinning effect in this picture. She looks like the calm eye of the storm.

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What a lovely shot of these two young girls.

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These colorful beads are incredible!

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What a sweet and earnest face. She is ready to learn!

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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 mgharib@one.org.