LAURENCREW

TANZANIA // NGORONGORO CRATER

LAUREN CREW

I am not going to lie and say that I am reporting to you live from Tanzania...in fact I am sitting in my apartment in Oakland and it has now been about 2 months since I have been home. The elections have happened and it almost feels as if my trip got "trumped" by a cold and hurtful wave of hate and disgust. But I know better than that. The timing of it all is what will define my years to come as a woman of color, artist and fuck, I guess now an activist if it gets down to it. 

But anyhow, this edit has been massive. Not even sure how to tackle it so for now, I am going to break it up into bits and pieces. For those of you who want a full, in depth version of my trip, you have to take me out to a meal where we can cozy up to a perfect setting and some good food and drinks...and be prepared to listen because I have a lot to say. (per usual)

This first series is a set of images from the Arusha region and Ngorongoro Crater. The animals. The nature. The people. No matter where you are, once you get level with nature, you are a part of something bigger than you and this was necessary for this trip. Not only had I never been this far from home, but I knew that what was ahead of me was deeply unknown which gave me a healthy dose of excitement and anxiety.