Leader of the Turkana Expedition, Mohamed (Mo) Amin

Mohamed Amin1980

Mohamed Amin Foundation

Mohamed Amin Foundation
Nairobi, Kenya

Leader of the Turkana Expedition, Mohamed (Mo) Amin as they cross the Omo River. In 1980 Kenya’s renowned photojournalist, Mohamed (Mo) Amin, headed north on a groundbreaking expedition into the interior. His destination was the shores of Lake Turkana where man’s ancestors took their first, faltering footsteps more than two million years ago. The goal was to be the first people to circumnavigate the Lake via motor vehicle. In 1981 the book ‘Cradle of Mankind’ was published highlighting this magnificent Lake and it’s incredible people. Prior to publishing this book, Mohamed Amin had made several trips to photograph and document the people and landscape of vanishing Africa.


  • Title: Leader of the Turkana Expedition, Mohamed (Mo) Amin
  • Creator: Mohamed Amin
  • Date Created: 1980
  • Location Created: Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Mohamed Amin / Camerapix

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