Grants & Open Calls
Open Call

Young Photographer Award 2021

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.
Accepting submissions: June 7 to July 15, 2021


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

Anne Nwakalor
Founding Editor of No! Wahala Magazine

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

Uche Okpa-Iroha
Multidisciplinary Artist + Photographer
The Nlele Institute is a Pan-African, autonomous and non-profit visual art organization

Uche Okpa-Iroha (born in Enugu in 1972) is a Nigerian multidisciplinary artist who mainly adopts photography as his preferred medium of artistic expression. He is a founding member of the Blackbox Collective and Invisible Borders Trans-African... 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