2013-08-19 World Photography Day – Kampala, Uganda.

Marked the day by capturing my view of “Colourful Kampala. as a thank you to the people here who are just awesome. I had a few ideas beginning the day at Uncle Terence’s with the children before heading to Vision Group where I met with their photographers to brief them on the day.

This first photo is of Gloria holding baby sister Dawn just before my departure for the days shooting.

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Into the city I went …… and came across Miriam waiting for someone outside a Barclays Bank branch – she was happy and intrigued to pose for the camera…Image

While just around the corner was yet another subject who would pose… the day was starting well, a lot of people here either will not have their photo taken or demand money for it!

My usual retort to money demands is that they pay me as I have travelled so far to take their picture!!

ImageNext I spotted this newspaper vendor with a wonderful headline on yesterdays papers he was counting for returns. It is great to see the country so proud of their first Olympic Gold Medal winner in 40 years!!

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I was heading for Ggaba Beach and market but especially my friends Dorah and her Mother Catherine. To get there required a taxi ride for just over Ugandan Shillings 1000 or in NZ Dollar terms 50 cents. This lady, Beatrice was selling goods in the taxi park. What a lovely face and I did purchase a handkerchief from her!!

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After meeting up with Dorah, Catherine and friends we headed down the road to the market which operates on Mondays and Thursdays. It is special as being on the shores of Lake Victoria fish from the lake is sold to supply Kampala and the surounds.

Wandering through the market these two requested a picture and of course I obliged. There was a third one who was a bit shy but his hand sure does make an appearance to effect.

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Here we are at the fish market, there didn’t seem to much fish but maybe it was the time we arrived but it was still interesting to watch buyers making purchases through some kind of auction system.

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This lady was happy with her fish…

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While this one was just happy….. I caught up with her later as well and she was still laughing….

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Buying and selling action

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Inside dried/smoked fish is to be found in sometimes smokey conditions

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Then moving outside again this wonderful woman posed for me….

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Then next minute there were kid appearing for a picture – this happens everywhere and is rather special……

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Just around the corner from the kids came this sight of a partially finished boat being pushed by two men

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Quickly followed by this colourful bunch (my friends) and this colourful subject Image

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Then there were jus kids appearing in front of the lens….

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Next I headed back to the city where I had the Buganda Bus Park and the central taxi park in mind.

Walking from where the taxi left me to the bus park I came across this group beside the road, I’m not sure whether they were begging or not but I did give the mother a little money for her and the twins….

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This gentleman and many others were selling arabic clothing outside a mosque near the taxi park

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There are many characters around the bus park alright!!

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With some lovely subjects too….

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Do I need to go to Gulu?? No, I was there last week…..

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Now it got interesting with people wanting pictures, some whether they liked it or not!!

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That was my visit to the bus park, now time to head to the taxi park next door

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the taxi park was beckoning but the people were interesting

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a real fun time engaging with people in the central city at peak time!!!

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then the taxi park, I was too exhausted to venture in today at this time but the view says it all

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and I’m finishing with a couple from my arrival by taxi in Bukoto after getting the right taxi and getting off at the right place in the dark!!!!

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Enjoy!!!!! What a fun day World Photography Day 2013 was…..

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