Posts Tagged ‘uganda’

art & advocacy :: street children have a voice :: U.S. gallery exhibit

art & advocacy :: street children have a voice :: U.S. gallery exhibit

This past Saturday was the opening for my very first U.S. photography exhibit. It was hosted at Monkey Bottom Collaborative (aka: MoBo) a new gallery space in Durham, NC.  Next month the exhibit will move to Projekte Gallery in Wilmington. Piepushers, Durham’s newest pizza truck, was parked out front. Amazingly yummy pizza. And we served […]


“Hands” awarded Honorable Mention in PWP’s CONTRASTS

“Hands” awarded Honorable Mention in PWP’s CONTRASTS

This image, “Hands,” just won an Honorable Mention in Professional Women Photographers’ CONTRASTS call for entry. The image was taken in Lira, Uganda at the city dump site. The boys whose hands are in the image are street kids – kids that have been abandoned by family, or kids that have run away from abusive […]


Moses :: 18 yrs :: 2nd grade education

Moses :: 18 yrs :: 2nd grade education

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Story Exhibit :: This Weekend!

Story Exhibit :: This Weekend!

  I promised to post the stories of the children I was working with. I have been buried in their stories for over a month now. To give you an idea…. I have 76 GB of data from the 1 week workshop that I taught. This data includes photographs that I took, scans of their […]


Workshop Days 3-5 :: Prints, Narratives, & Guest Photographer

Workshop Days 3-5 :: Prints, Narratives, & Guest Photographer

It is Sunday now, and I have three days of the workshop to catch you up on. Well, technically there is Day 3 (distributing and discussing photos) and Day 4 ( Storyboard and Narrative Interviews), but on Saturday I serendipitously met some photographers working on a photo story for USAID about rehabilitation and recovery from […]


Workshop Day Two :: Storyboards

Workshop Day Two :: Storyboards

Today was another incredible day working with the kids. Four girls joined us today, all near ages of 16 or 17. I wanted more girls in the workshop anyway…so when I heard about them, I asked them to come. Since school is in session here, only kids that are not in school can participate because […]


Workshop Day One :: Camera and Storytelling Essentials

Workshop Day One :: Camera and Storytelling Essentials

Today I started a photo storytelling workshop for street kids, hosted at Child Restoration Outreach. There were 7 boys and 1 girl. Apparently more girls will be joining tomorrow. It was really a great time. The kids were amazingly attentive.  Harriette, the CRO educator, translated for me into the Luo language because only two of […]


Connecting with Street Kids :: Photo Storytelling Workshop

Connecting with Street Kids :: Photo Storytelling Workshop

After spending time at the garbage dump in the middle of town, I wanted to find a way to connect with the kids there. I wanted to find out what their stories are – and to help the kids tell their stories. I decided organize a storytelling workshop that incorporates photography, illustration, and words. I […]


Mobile HIV Testing in Rural Uganda

Mobile HIV Testing in Rural Uganda

Last Thursday I went to a mobile HIV testing clinic. Part of my job here at Samaritan’s Purse is HIV program planning, some data analysis, and photographing impact stories from our HIV programs. Samaritan’s Purse (SP) hosts mobile HIV testing events, and the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) provides the staff that administers the tests […]


King of the Fill :: rubbish as a child’s livelihood

King of the Fill :: rubbish as a child’s livelihood

These boys have no other way of life. They sleep on the main streets under shop verandas at night, and by day they collect trash, make something useful from it, and resell it to get money for food or whatever other things a homeless teenage boy spends his money on. My friend told me that […]


Rainbow :: Where’s the Water?

Rainbow :: Where’s the Water?

Driving down the bumpy pot-hole dirt road that leads to Moroto, I can’t help but notice the beautiful scenery of strange stone hills jutting out from the earth, trees with flat tops, wonderful birds, and sun flowers. Upon arriving in Moroto and passing over the one lane bridges, it comes as a shock to me […]


Bombs hit World Cup Fans in Kampala, Uganda

So, I will be avoiding crowds for the next couple of weeks due to the terrorist bombings in Kampala on Sunday night, July 11.  Thankfully I was not out and about around the city. I was actually at home working on some photography.  Apparently the UN and the US Embassy are warning for potential bombings […]


Biosand Water Filter Construction and Installation: Kamwenge, Uganda

Biosand Water Filter Construction and Installation: Kamwenge, Uganda

It has been quite a long week. I haven’t taken the time (or had the time) to write a blog in between, and there is so much to write about, unfortunately. I will have to pick and choose what to cover. My visit in Kamwenge was nice. The first day my supervisor and I attended […]


Baboons and Fish Stew: Kamwenge, Uganda

Baboons and Fish Stew: Kamwenge, Uganda

June 29, 2010 BABOONS & LONG DRIVE Yesterday we arrived in Kamwenge after a 6 hour drive. We passed through the National Reserves, and could see the Rwenzori mountains in the distance, along with some baboons. Along the roads, in the national reserves, people had hacked away the plants and trees then built homes, which […]