The Uganda Press Photo Awards 2022

Photo Credit: Uganda Press Photo Award Website

On the evening of Thursday, October 20th, 2022, FG Foundation partnered with Uganda Press Photo Award to host the opening of the 12th edition of their annual exhibition at MoTIV gallery. Since its inception in 2012, the Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) has served as a vital platform for supporting and showcasing the talents of East African photojournalists and photographers. Recognizing the invaluable role played by UPPA in elevating visual storytelling in the region, we were compelled to contribute to their work which showcases talented and dedicated photographers who offer a unique perspective on Africa and its people.

2022’s exhibition featured the winners of the 11th edition of the UPPA. Andrew Kartende’s submission, a story titled “Next Life”, was chosen as the best effort to picture the theme ‘New Realities.’The exhibition also displayed the winning photographs for the fifth edition of the East African Photography Award (EAPA) which was created in 2018 to show the region and its people in a new light. The top prize went to Amanuel Sileshi from Ethiopia for his story ‘Searching For Peace Amidst Chaos’ and Ammar Abdallah Osman’s “Man with Nobody” was chosen as the winning single image. Badru Katumba (Uganda) and Margaret Njeri Ngigi (Kenya) were also recognized as the winners of the Planet and Imagine categories respectively.

Isaac Henry Muwanguzi, a graduate of the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University won the seventh edition of the Young Photographer Award (YPA). The exhibition also included work from last year’s winner of the Young Photographer Award Timothy Akolamazima and runner-up Martina Nalunkuma, who presented the outcomes of 2022’s Emerging Photographer Mentorship Programme an immersive workshop aimed at providing professional development and support to young photographers as they make the leap to full-time photography.

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John Mark Bwanika

John Mark Bwanika is a medical doctor and Global E-health specialist. He is a founding partner of Rocket Health Africa, a digital health and Telemedicine Company in Africa, where he serves as the Chief Operations & Research Officer. He has previously worked as a research medical doctor and coordinator of clinical research at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Limited, Kampala.

Linda Mutesi

Linda is a feminist lawyer, curator, and social entrepreneur. She believes in the sharing of wealth and investment into our communities and explores this work with The Future Generations (FG) Foundation.