Despite the dirty, difficult daily labor, the empty stands and the low pay, Kenya’s hardy horse racing community is deeply committed to keeping the sport alive.
At Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi, Kenya, the only track in a 3,300-mile swath of Africa between Egypt and Zimbabwe, the jockeys struggle to earn $20 a ride, even in the big races. For the country’s biggest race, the Kenya Derby, the winning horse’s owner may take home little more than $7,200
Seeking God, spreading hatred and racism, and destroying the American landscape. These American States, as they are sometimes called, are individual and, at times, as violently divided as the people who live in them. Whose America is it? Jim Lo Scalzo looks at his home country from an outsider’s perspective, traveling the United States to document the extremes of American culture and the poisoning of natural beauty and of American towns and citizens.