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Joy in Namuwongo

2011 International Photography Exhibition
"Joy in Namuwongo"
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Photographer: Angela Jiang
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "When I visited Uganda on a trip with the Office of Global Health Education, we visited the Namuwongo slums. The slums were in terrible condition, with waste water regularly flooding homes during heavy rains, rampant infectious diseases, and clear signs of malnutrition— especially in the children. It was clear that there were a lot of problems to be solved there. However, despite the conditions they were growing up in, the kids there remained just that— kids. This photograph is a reminder to me of why I resolved to return and work there. Their joy and carefree spirits in playing with us and each other, among adversity, is a good thing to remember."

Joy in Namuwongo