Uganda Press Photo Awards: News Category Best Photographs
This Is Africa on December 14, 2016 — This week we showcase the last four category winners of the 5th Uganda Press Photo Awards, which were held last month to showcase and honour the work of talented Ugandan photographers. Today we publish Jjumba Martin’s photograph entitled Rare Friends, which was voted the best image in the News Category, and the finalists of the section.
A rare image of a man being helped by a policeman after being shot with a teargas cannister during a demonstration in Wandegeya. Police had blocked Kizza Besigye from accessing Makerere University where he was meant to hold a campaign rally, hence the rioting supporters.
Photo first published on twitter. Taken in Wandegeya. News Category winner: Rare Friends/Jjumba Martin
This year’s Uganda Press Photo Awards winners were recently announced, and seven finalists out of a long list of 130 photographers who entered the competition won the respective categories (creative, daily life, nature, news, portrait, sport and story).
Over 1000 images were submitted.
The Uganda Press Photo Award is a platform for people interested in photography, and anyone seeking to record the visual history of this country, to showcase their craft.
Read: Uganda Press Photo Awards: Seven best photographs
The award aims to promote the best of today’s photojournalism in Uganda as well as encouraging a new generation of photographers, and seeks to remind the viewing public of the importance of a vibrant press for democratic development.
The winner’s exhibition will be on display until December 10th at the Uganda Museum in Kampala.
News category finalists
Second place: Pope Francis/Eric Dominic Bukenya
Third place: FDC Presidential Candidate/Colleb Mugume
Towards the end of February 2016, at the hype of Presidential campaigns Ugandans did crazy things to show support for their respective candidates.In this photograph, FDC supporters ride in a boot of a car on the trail to Kizza Besigye’s campaign in Luzira/Mutungo Photo taken in Muting. Honourable mention: Campaign Craze/Jjumba Martin
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