Mpiga Picha Mtanzania na watu wa Ziwa Tanganyika (Tanzania photographer and People of Lake Tanganyika) is a celebration of John Kiyaya’s long career as a photographer. However, the story behind the project to publish this book is worth noting and mulling over questions raised and, perhaps, in the end, offering answers. This book was published for the people of Tanzania, first and foremost. On one hand, surprisingly, Kiyaya’s work was unknown in Tanzania including in the media and photography world of Tanzania. On the other hand, Kiyaya’s work is was known internationally where he has held exhibitions for many years and won awards.