HIPUganda is the name of the platform Andrea Stultiens and Canon Griffin initiated in 2011. We try to locate collections of photographs in Uganda, digitise them, and make them available on social media, in exhibitions and in publications. By doing this we try to engage wide general audiences while crowdsourcing information with the photographs. Some of the collections become part of Stultiens’ artistic practice in which she works with Ugandan artists to explore historical and present day values and uses of the digitised photographs.
In presentations of historical photographs from Africa, Uganda was—until recently—only mentioned in relation to photographs produced by non-Ugandans or members of the Ugandan diaspora. The first three books in the Ebifananyi series change this status quo by presenting photographs produced by Deo Kyakulagira (1940-2000), Musa Katuramu (1916-1983) and Elly Rwakoma (ca.1938).Learn More