Nicole Marie Fuller

My Alebtong
Location: Rockland, ME
Biography: Nicole Marie, an alumni of Maine Media College, has been published in Student Filmmaker's Magazine, The Music Scene Magazine and The Maine Media Workshops Catalog and Newsletter. She has exhibited her work at Alameda Arts Center, Asymmetrick... read on

"Alebtong, Uganda"

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.