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East African Photography Award 2022 - Stories

The annual East African Photography Award (EAPA) is open to citizens from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Each year entrants are invited to share multi-image stories on any topic that they find interesting, and the judges look not only at the individual images but also at the overall story's quality and relevance. The Award was created to shine a spotlight on documentary photography that focuses on people and cultures from the perspective of East African citizens. Through this we hope to promote and encourage the documentation of the fast-changing realities around us, and the cultural, socio-political, environmental and technological issues that affect individuals and societies and the way we live.
Submission deadline: August 8, 2022


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Paul Botes
Picture Editor for The Mail & Guardian

Career History Picture Editor - The Continent 2020 - Present Picture Editor Mail & Guardian 2006 - Present Lecturer/ Assessor Market Photo Workshop 2010 - Present Judge Uganda Press Photo Award(UPPA) - 2019 - Present Freelance Photographer -... read on
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Sarah Gilbert

The Guardian

Sarah Gilbert is features picture editor for the Guardian with over 20 years’ experience as an editor. Previous roles have included work for book and magazine publishers, a picture editor at Conde Nast, and several years in the US as the... read on
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Yasuyoshi Chiba
Chief Photographer for East Africa and Indian Ocean
Agence France-Presse’s (AFP)

Yasuyoshi Chiba is AFP Chief Photographer currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.  He started working as a staff photographer for Japan’s national newspaper Asahi Shimbun. In 2007, he moved to Kenya as a freelancer and joined AFP as a staff... read on
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Liz Ikiriko
Artist and Curator

Liz Ikiriko is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator. Her role as an educator, maker, and mother informs her practice, which focuses on African and diasporic narratives. Through collaboration and research, she supports and... read on
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Stella Nantongo
Programme Coordinator
Uganda Press Photo Awards / UPPA

Stella Nantongo is the Programme Coordinator at the Uganda Press Photo Award . A photography enthusiast with a mostly forgotten degree in IT, Stella is passionate about ways in which photographic education sparks creativity. When she’s not... read on
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Anna Kućma
Independent Curator + Director & Founder
Uganda Press Photo Awards / UPPA

Anna Kućma is the director of the Uganda Press Photo Award, a photography platform and annual competition for East Africa. She also works as an independent curator. Born in Krakow, Poland, she holds master degrees in Cultural Policy and... read on