Alebtong is formerly an IDP (internally-displaced persons) camp in Northern Uganda. A River Blue (ARB) is a youth school in Alebtong, offering vocational and arts training. ARB is committed to empowering young people with a means of self-expression, nurturing their creative abilities as a way to heal, and providing students with concrete skills that enable them to sustain themselves and rebuild their communities.
I traveled to Uganda in 2011 to work with the students at ARB, to teach an intensive course in cyanotype printmaking - a 19th century photographic process. At sunset and sunrise, I shot these images with my Hasselblad medium format camera.
The project "My Alebtong" is a series of conceptual black and white photographs exploring cultural contrasts, roles of community members, synergy with nature, humanness, and misconceptions.