Esther Mbabazi (1995) is a documentary photographer in Kampala, Uganda. Coming from a humble background, her work explores living conditions in African settings specializing on the social, economic, physical and emotional aspects of...
A photography story about the thousands of children with nodding syndrome in remote northern Uganda. No one’s sure how they got it, or how to cure them. First discovered in Tanzania in the 1960s, the disease causes stunted growth, body deformities – even blindness and death. These children suffer in the shadows, their plight ignored at large. The one center that has provided most of the support for the incurable condition recently shut down. This story brings to light this baffling condition amidst mounting challenges.