Stuart Tibaweswa

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Location: Kampala, Uganda
Nationality: Ugandan
Biography: Stuart Tibaweswa is a Kampala-based Ugandan documentary photographer.   His work often focuses on marginalised communities, their relationship to wider society and further seeks to contribute towards misrepresented narratives.
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Copyright Stuart Tibaweswa 2022
Updated Oct 2020
Topics Editorial, Reporting, Youth
As Uganda confirmed its first COVID-19 case on 24 March 2020, president HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addressed the nation with several directives to curb the virus. One of them was a ban on public transport.
The president asked all market vendors who decided to continue working to sleep at their workspaces and avoid daily movement to their homes, which had to be done on foot.

Since then, market some vendors adapted to this exceptional situation. Many of them still wanted an income to support their households and opted for sleeping at their stalls. Their homes are too far, and walking back to them every day was exhausting. At night, they did their best to live a normal life, cook, wash clothes, or have dinner at the nearby restaurants.

This story essentially illustrates life in the markets during the night in the tough times of COVID-19.


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