Uganda Press Photo Award

A non-profit educational platform and annual competition organised by FOTEA to showcase and nurture photographic talent
     
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Biography: We promote the best of today’s photojournalism and documentary photography in Uganda and East Africa. We exist to support visual literacy and to encourage a new generation of photographers by focusing on photographic education through our... MORE
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Programme 2021
uganda press photo award
Oct 12, 2021
We have an exciting line-up of talks and workshops for this year. All free and open to all who are able to join, so please take the time to register for anything that catches your interest.

October 21th - Winners Announcement
7:00 PM | Online

Watch the announcement on Facebook Live and Youtube.  

October 22nd & 23rd - Canon Check and Clean  
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Completely free check and clean for all Canon gear. You will have to be available to drop off and pick up your equipment.
- Registration for the service will be live on the 22nd & 23rd October.
- Anyone interested to receive the complimentary check and clean service must register on these dates.
- We will only accept Canon products for the service.
- After the registration period closes, Anisuma will contact each registered person to arrange for them to bring their equipment for the services.
- The customer must take their equipment to the center on the date and time shared with them in order to receive the service. They must then collect on the same. All costs incurred for the collection and drop-off of equipment is borne at their costs.
- Any suggested / recommended repairs or additional services will be notified to the customer, and the customer will need to decide if they proceed with the same. If they chose to do so this will be borne at their cost.
- Location: Anisuma Traders Ltd, Plot 47, Jinja Road, Next to Shell Petrol Station, Kampala, Uganda 
Register Here!


October 22nd - Exhibition Open
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM | MoTIV and .showroom

The physical 2021 winners’ exhibition will be open to visitors. See all the winning images and stories from this year’s Uganda Press Photo Award and East African Photography Award. Also on display will be some of the works from this year’s mentorship programme. 

Exhibition will be open to the public until November 21st, 2021.

Physical exhibition is taking place a MoTIV on Old Port Bell Road. It's open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM.

The virtual exhibition is available here.

October 23rd -  Mentorship Retrospective: Five years of Learning
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM | 
Hybrid

A retrospective conversation about the mentorship experience and it’s value in fostering and developing the careers of young photographers. Hear from some of the UPPA mentorship alumni as well as some of the mentors.
Register Here!

October 23rd - Canon Academy Basic Photography workshop
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 
MoTIV

Once you have purchased a Canon Camera from an official Canon store, you can now redeem your complimentary Basic Photography workshop by registering on Canon’s official website. Get ready to be inspired through the Canon Academy by enhancing your photography skills with our Canon Trainer, we’ll get you started by explaining the basics and moving you off Full Auto mode. You will then have access to a series of video tutorials that will fine-tune your skills and help you to take your photography to the next level. Sign up today not to miss out! 

October 23rd - Street  Photo Walk with Katumba Badru
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM | MoTIV

See Kampala differently! Take a walk through the streets of Kampala exploring the different sides of this very colourful and diverse city. 
Register Here!
 
October 27th - Things Fall Apart Exhibition Opening 
3:00 PM | Uganda Museum 

In time for the 50th anniversary of the film adaptation of “Things Fall Apart” and “No Longer at Ease” by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, icon of postcolonial literature, more than 2000 unpublished film stills, various production papers, correspondences, as well as a film print of the production from 1970 has been found in the estate of the Berlin filmmaker Jason Pohland (1934-2014). Uganda Museum will present a selection of this archive findings. The photographs show Chinua Achebe on set, the Ugandan princess, lawyer and later diplomat Elizabeth of Toro, who shortly after shooting becomes Uganda‘s foreign minister. The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of film screening and talks. 

October 28th - Photographer’s Talk with Akinbode Akinbiyi 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Uganda Museum & Online

Photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi will take us through his photography journey. An urban and street photographer, his work has focused on large urban centers, especially on the African continent. He’s covered all aspects of megacities, from the banal everyday occurrences to the increasing profusion of high-rises. He combines his wanderings with master classes, workshops and writing. 
This talk is organised in collaboration with Modern Art Film Archive within the framework of “Things Fall Apart” exhibition which was co-curated by Akinbode. 

This is a hybrid event so should you wish to attend in person: Register Here!
Wish to attend online: Register Here!

October 29th & 30th - Portfolio Review
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Online

An all-day review open to all photographers from across the African continent. They will have a chance to talk to industry professionals and peers and seek exposure, feedback and advice about their work. More details here
Registration is now closed. 

November 1st to 3rd - Canon Basic DSLR
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | MoTIV

Workshop for people keen on photography, either starting out or have been at it for a short while and wish to learn more. So if you want to learn to capture great images or wish to understand the exposure triangle and how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together, this is the perfect workshop for you. 

November 3rd - Photography on the Hustle: Getting Your Business Started
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Online

Taking great images isn’t all it takes to be successful as a professional photographer. Photographer Giovanni Okot will highlight some of the key things to pay attention to as you go about setting up a business. From building your brand, to marketing, pricing and licensing your photography.
Register Here!

November 4th - Photography on the Hustle: Tax and Accounting for Photographers and Creatives 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | MoTIV

Led by Areeba Kanyonyore, the seminar will cover the following areas: the need for accounting and tax compliance; basic bookkeeping principles-Invoices and recording expenses; URA TIN Registration (Individual vs Company), tax obligations and how to save Tax. The seminar will be practical and audience centered.
Register Here!

November 5th to 6th - Writing for Photography
9:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Hybrid

Words can help guide understanding and bring more meaning to imagery. Through the “Writing for Photography” workshop photographers will learn how to effectively literally express key aspects of their work to others and in turn also help them become better adjusted to talking about their work because once one can write about their work, one can talk about it. Furthermore, writing also helps guide the thinking process, can help in the process of developing images or stories and will also benefit grant writing abilities. 

Workshop will be in 3 sessions:
- Writing 101: logical structures and semantics.
- Interactive session on writing story titles, summaries, captions artist statements; exploring how they can impact the way images are received.
- Critical writing about photographic interpretations.

The workshop will be lead by Carol Kagezi.

Register Here!

November 10th - Behind the Stories: East African Photography Award Winners 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Online

In conversation with the East African Photography Award winners Amanuel Sileshi, Anthony Ochieng Onyango, Badru Katumba and Eyoeal Kefyalew. Join us as we delve into the making of their stories as they share some insights into their work and process.
Register Here!

November 11th - DSLR Vs Mirrorless Webinar Seminar with Canon trainer John Wambugu  
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Online

Canon trainer John Wambugu will highlight the Canon camera body options available in both DSLR and mirrorless and delve into the distinct design and technological differences each system offers.
Register Here!

November 13th - Canon Academy Basic Photography workshop
10 AM - 1 PM | MoTIV

Once you have purchased a Canon Camera from an official Canon store, you can now redeem your complimentary Basic Photography workshop by registering on Canon’s official website. Get ready to be inspired through the Canon Academy by enhancing your photography skills with our Canon Trainer, we’ll get you started by explaining the basics and moving you off Full Auto mode. You will then have access to a series of video tutorials that will fine-tune your skills and help you to take your photography to the next level. Sign up today not to miss out! 

November 15th to 19th - Canon Filmmaking Workshop 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Hybrid

Five day filmmaking workshop which will give entry level participants a chance to learn some cinematography tips and tricks as they work on a short project for that duration.
Register Here!

November 20th - Behind the Stories: Uganda Press Press Photo Award Category Winners 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Hybrid
Behind the Stories: In conversation with the category winners of the Uganda Press Photo Award 2021 Joseph Muhumuza, Miriam Watsemba, Steven Agaba, and Stuart Tibaweswa.

Join us as we delve into the making of their images as they share some insights into their work and process.
Register Here!

November 20th - UPPA 2021 Winners' Party 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | MOTIV
Celebrate the 2021 winners as well as the 10 year milestone for the Uganda Press Photo Award.

November 25th - Women in Focus 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Twitter Space

In conversation with documentary photographer Georgina Goodwin and freelance photographer Tsion Haileselassie discussing how women navigate the ebbs and flows of operating as photographers on the continent amidst the disparities in societal and industry expectations, perceived or otherwise and on the flip side, leverage all the opportunities available.

Moderated by Wacera Njagi.
 

*NOTE: 
Hybrid sessions are those that will have both online and in person elements. 
MoTIV is located on 7k Old Port Bell Rd, Kampala, Uganda.
Reach out via email: info@ugandapressphoto.org in case you need clarification on anything. 

 
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