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HeadStrong: The Women of Rural Uganda: Quarry Workers
Biography: Photography has been my passion and my profession ever since I picked up my first camera as a student at Pratt Institute. It seemed to offer endless opportunities to interpret the world in ways that my passion, painting could not. My assignments... read on
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HeadStrong: The Women of Rural Uganda: Quarry Workers
This ongoing project about the working women of rural Uganda, began in Gulu at a quarry. All the workers who break large rocks into gravel size pellets are female. They earn 1000 UGX ($0.30) for every jerry can of gravel that they fill. This is extremely difficult labor and dangerous work.

I placed the women in front of mosquito netting, allowing them to be noticed, appreciated, and valued for their labor and economic contributions.

Beatrice Lamwaka, a well-known Ugandan author, is providing the essential African female viewpoint on this project. Theirs are voices that are rarely heard.

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