Grants & Open Calls
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Young Photographer Award 2022

The Young Photographer Award is an educational award geared towards passionate emerging photographers looking to cultivate a career in documentary photography or photojournalism. The winner of the competition receives a DSLR camera and, together with the runners-up, gets an opportunity to participate in an intensive Mentorship Programme. The programme is designed to give young photographers a chance to learn more about photography with our bootcamp course as well as developing a documentary photography project under the guidance of an industry professional. The photographic outcomes of the mentees are exhibited in Kampala.
Submission deadline: July 25, 2022


Anne Nwakalor
Founding Editor of No! Wahala Magazine

Anne Nwakalor (Alagbe) is a British-Nigerian based between Abuja and London. She is a Photo-Editor and the Founding Editor of one of Africa's first contemporary photography magazine; No! Wahala Magazine , which is a free print photography... read on

Katie Simmonds
Business Development Manager
Canon Central and North Africa

Katie Simmonds is a photographer, visual storyteller and Business Development Manager at Canon Central and North Africa. She is responsible for the development and management of Canon’s industry programs and sustainability initiatives within... read on

Miriam Watsemba
Documentary Photographer

Watsemba Miriam is an award winning documentary photographer and writer based in Uganda, with a background in journalism and communication. She is passionate about storytelling, and believes that stories can be an effective avenue for driving... read on

Chris Dennis Rosenberg

Chris Dennis Rosenberg Kimbugwe (1997) is a photographer based in Kampala, Uganda. His creative practice seeks to explore the idea of identity and the complexity of a minoritized existence. Through portraiture and visual storytelling about people,... read on