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uganda press photo award
Oct 3, 2022
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Here is this year’s line-up full of talks, workshops and more. All are free of charge and open to all who are able to join.

Take a look and register for anything that catches your interest!

October 18th - Winners Announcement
11:00 AM | Online

October 18th - Photojournalism Masterclass  
9:00 AM | Old Boma Building, Dar Es Salaam 

In collaboration with Dar Foto Fest and Canon Mirasha. Tanzanian photojournalist Simon Fidelis Luyenga will share insights into his work, the industry landscape and tips on how to navigate it.

Register Here!

October 21st - Canon Check and Clean  

Completely free check and clean for all Canon gear. You must be available to drop off and pick up your equipment.

- Registration for the service will be live on the 21st of October.
- Anyone interested to receive the complimentary check and clean service must register on these dates.
- Only Canon products are eligible for this 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 centre 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 are borne at their expenses.
- 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 21st - Canon DSLR/Mirrorless & Printing

This session is ideal for students, professionals or studio owners who want to learn more about Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras and Canon Pro printing.

Sign-up and get first hand knowledge from Canon trainer Stuart Tibaweswa.  

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October 27th - Panel discussion on understanding and navigating the ever-evolving concept of consent.
4:00 PM | Online

Photographers hold a lot of power behind their lenses, and understanding the moral and ethical obligations within their different contexts is foundational to ethical storytelling. In making a picture there is a power imbalance, where the photographer is in charge of the story being told while the person photographed has only two choices, to participate or to refuse, and sometimes even the second option is withheld. So with this panel, we’re looking to explore the nuances of consent. From the basic tenets of informing collaborators on how you’re immortalising them with your representation, to ensuring that you go the extra mile for informed consent and finally how to deal with cases of withdrawn consent. How does consent look in an African context? How can we address the power differential while telling honest stories? The notion of collaborator vs. subject. And how can a reappraisal of the meaning of consent contribute to a decolonisation of photography?

Moderated by Anne Nwakalor with photojournalists Khadija Farah, Edward Echwalu and Noah Arnold, (FairPicture Agency).

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November 2nd -Legal Clinic
5:30 AM - 7:00 PM | Hybrid

What photographers and creatives need to know about the different contracts they can sign within the industry. Get to the heart of understanding contracts, what to look out for, how to read them, write them and how to navigate the negotiation minefields. 

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November 4th & 5th - Portfolio Review
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Online

All-day review sessions are 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.
Registration deadline: October 3, 2022

Registration Closed!

November 10th - Behind the Stories  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Online/MCI Headquarters Kampala

In conversation with winners Amanuel Sileshi, Gordwin Odhiambo, Ericky Boniface and Andrew Kartende. Join us as we delve into the making of their stories. The photographers will share some insights into their work and process.

Moderated by Marsella Ariso and produced in collaboration with Media Challenge Initiative.

November 15th - Legal Talk: Understanding the Computer Misuse Act of Uganda
5:30 AM - 7:00 PM | Hybrid

What photographers and creatives need to know about the amendments made to the Computer Misuse Act and how they may be affected in their duties moving forward.  

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Photography on the Hustle: Breaking into Press Photography
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Bushpig Backpackers

Photojournalist Luke Dray will share his experience working in press photography and breaking news. Working in this fast-paced environment is very different from doing magazine features or long-form documentary photography. Luke will share his experience on how to break into the business, as well as some tips on how to survive and even succeed. 

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Photography on the Hustle: Events Photography (TBC)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Bushpig Backpackers

In this hustler economy, the more flexible you are with your skills, the more likely you are to book the gig. Photojournalists photographing food, studio photographers shooting food, no matter what you say you do, you probably do more than just that.

Join us as we chat to some of Kampala’s prolific events photographers, Tsaubah Stone and William Kane Olwit, about their hustle and how to maintain a style even while hopping genres.

Register Here!

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: in case you need clarification on anything.


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