History In Progress Uganda
There will be a moment, somewhere in the weeks to come, that the last photo in the Uganda Protectorate Public Relations Department collection will be posted to HIP's facebook page. A good reason to briefly look back, while at the same time of course we move on, History is In Progress as ever.
On Facebook we recently started an album with imagery from ROHO, the second edition of a magazine about the arts in East Africa from 1962. This image is with the editorial, written by Jonathan Kingdon:
About people that look nice but are actually desperate and the first plane hijacking on the African continent.
A photo doesn't really tell a lot. We are aware of that, and at the same time get confronted with it every now and then by people watching what we do on Facebook. Even though we do explain in the information with the page that one of the aims in sharing the photo's is to crowd source the information that the material as we found it lacks, we regularly are asked to provide captions.
History In Progress Uganda is coming to life. Our website is about to become functional as a research database, and our first return to the physical world in the form of an exhibition opened yesterday. On this blog we will keep you updated on our activities and also highlight finds we do, or stories that are added to photo's by our audience.