Mile 46 unveils the intimate lives of a traditional Maasai family through the revealing photographs and journal entries of a young American woman who lived with them in a dung hut on the rugged outskirts of Kenya in 1988. More than a quarter of a century later, that same woman revisits the journals she wrote and the photographs she took and connects her young voice with her twenty-first century worldview.
Poignant, revealing, optimistic, and thought-provoking, Mile 46 presents the contrasts and similarities between a disenfranchised African family and their American guest, and makes a case for cultural exchange, understanding, and personal diplomacy.
Joni Binder has a BFA in photography from California Institute of the Arts, where she now serves as a trustee. She has served as president of the Modern Art Council at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she also served as a trustee. Joni has provided leadership as an arts education advocate in California, serving as one of the subcommittee chairs for the CREATE-CA Task Force, and nationally as a Fine Arts Committee member and Education Committee co-chair for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State. She is currently helping to leading an international arts-driven campaign with Futures Without Violence and The Representation Project to raise awareness about healthy masculinity and its role in eliminating domestic violence.