Papa will provide you with know how and guidance as you move through the streets of Kampala capturing unique images.
What you should bring
Bring a camera, comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, your photography questions, and the good will to work with Papa and learn about street photography in Kampala. It's generally a good idea to leave your valuables in a safe place and not carry them around the city. Papa will provide a briefing on how to keep your gear safe during the walk.
Come spend some time with Papa photographing the lively streets of Kampala. Papa will guide you through city districts that he knows well, and you'll shoot together. And if you'd like, he can also walk you through the fundamentals (e.g. composition, depth of field, ISO) of what makes a good image. You'll meet at the National Theatre, then head out on foot to different districts in Kampala. This is a great way to see different sides of the city and meet lots of local people through the lens.
"My photography aims to peel off the layers of preconceptions that often camouflage a subject, so I can document them in their unabridged form."
Papa is an award winning Ugandan photographer (Uganda Press Photo Awards 2013 and 2014), formerly a student of Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University (2011-2014). He was among 18 Ugandan artists selected from a list of 70 applicants to take part in the KLA ART ’014/ Kampala Contemporary Art Festival that ran throughout October 2014 in which the international jury voted for his project (LE STUDIO BODA-BODA) project as the winner of the “New Talent Award. This project engaged and documented public transport motorbike riders (boda-boda) in photography activities at different motorbike stops in Kampala.
Papa's work has been shown in Uganda, Kenya (Kuona Art Trust Nairobi), India (Just Another Photo Festival), Netherlands (Norderlicht Photo Festival, Amsterdam (FramerFramed), Switzerland (Neusicht Art Festival), and Germany (Millerntor Gallery). He's further been featured on websites and blogs around the world, including The UK Guardian, The East African News Paper among others.