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Photographs in Between Place and Memory

Photographs in Between Place and Memory

Reviewing a monograph on Ugandan photographer Deo Kyakulagira’s archives Image from the book Ebifananyi I: The Photographer: Deo Kyakulagira   Photographs often testify in the court of the real. In this case, the…

Everyday Africa | When Social Media Is A Game Changer

Everyday Africa | When Social Media Is A Game Changer

What happens every 60 seconds in Africa? A minute passes. Perhaps you’ve come across the meme that’s made the Internet rounds since last year.

Moving Forward | A Yala Africa Photographic Initiative

Moving Forward | A Yala Africa Photographic Initiative

“The future of Africa lies in its youth…” says Hategeka Moses of Yala Africa.  A continent with a median age of 19 years old as of 2011*, Hategaka’s words ring more than pertinent….

A Bird of Love in Exile

Rais Neza Boneza | A Bird of Love in Exile

In 1910, a relatively unknown Igor Stravinsky composed his first orchestral dance suite The Firebird. Stravinsky drew on Slavic folklore to orchestrate the magical firebird; a ballet that alighted the Russian composer’s career….

Thought Structures, Deconstructing a Ugandan State of Mind

Thought Structures, Deconstructing a Ugandan State of Mind

How one Ugandan poet, Peter Kagayi, is surviving the literary desert one step at a time. It is a thwarting affair to talk about ‘Ugandan writing’, a domain infamously described by Ugandan-Sudanese poet…

Reviewing The Bayimba Photography Workshop

Reviewing The Bayimba Photography Workshop 

It has been over a month since I taught the Bayimba photography workshop in Katanga, a local slum neighbourhood in Kampala, Uganda.  Aside from successfully completing the workshop despite power outages and the…

For a Future, Past & Present Perfect | The Kaddu Wasswa Archive

For a Past, Present Future Perfect | The Kaddu Wasswa Archive

  If given the opportunity, can people write their own history?

In Control

In Control

INTRODUCTION Despite all the advancements of modern photography, being skilled at taking photographs must take various factors into consideration. For instance, are you actually in control of your image-making device but first and…

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