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Photographer: Mark Koenig
Location: Mpigi District, Uganda – June, 2015
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention
In the artist’s own words: “As I packed my clothes and camera equipment in preparation for my departure to Uganda, I told myself I would not go there to take photographs of children, wildlife or anything that most “tourists” would take pictures of. I did not want to feed any stereotypes. I did not want to take photographs of what many Westerners believe to be “Africa.” I wanted to BE a part of Uganda. Our group went to a primary school in rural Uganda. The school children were so happy to see us. They were some of the most intelligent, respectful and joyful children I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.”
From 2015 International Photography Exhibition