The Uganda Press Photo Award 2013 Winner’s Exhibition

published on 16.10.2013 by admin


KAMPALA – The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) together with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) are pleased to announce the opening of the Uganda Press Photo Award 2013 Winner’s Exhibition. The opening ceremony and prize-giving will be at 6 pm on Thursday October 17th 2013 at Makerere Art Gallery, Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University. This year’s winners include a large number of freelance photographers from all over Uganda, as well as from the national newspapers.

The award ceremony will be preceded by a public panel discussion on the subject of photojournalism’s role in contemporary society, which will start at 12.00 pm. The discussion is to stimulate debate about the state of photojournalism in Uganda. This year’s discussion is going to look at photojournalism in Uganda throughout the years, and it will embrace the role of photojournalism for society and outline how photojournalism can support empowerment and encourage social change.

The dialogue sets the stage for the official opening of the exhibition, which will include the winners and runners up of the Uganda Press Photo Award, as well as historical images  from photojournalism’s early days in Uganda. Photographers from all over the country submitted their pictures and the exhibition will show some of best Ugandan photojournalism, in a range of fields, from the past year.

More information is available at the newly updated and redesigned Uganda Press Photo Award page of the FCAU website www.uppa.fcau.org.

To attend the dialogue, starting at 12.00pm, and for further information about Friedrich Ebert Stiftung please, email info@fes-uganda.org, or phone 0414345535.

For more information about the UPPA:

Anna Kucma

For more information on FCAU:

Arne Doornebal


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