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Staying Alive (why are we taking and looking at so many photographs?) Posted on October 23, 2017
On October 7th 2017 the Uganda Cancer Institute and some of its patients were featured in the New York Times. Dr. Marissa Mika, who shared the hist[...]
Ebishushani 2 - People Poses Places. Reviewed by Joel Ntwatwa Posted on October 14, 2017
This is the review of the second book in the Ebifananyi series  on the photographic legacy of Musa Katuramu, by Joel Ntwatwa, aka Nevender. The revi[...]
Ebifananyi 1 - The Photographer. Reviewed by Joel Ntwatwa Posted on October 8, 2017
We @ HIPUganda were very impressed by a review of one of the books in the Ebifananyi series. It was commissioned by the organisers of Writivism litera[...]
Staying Alive 6: One Eye One Camera One Institute Posted on August 21, 2017
Last Friday the Staying Alive book was launched with an exhibition at Afriart Gallery in Kamwokya. Below you find documentation of the evening includ[...]
Staying Alive 5: (re)viewed Posted on August 13, 2017
I put down the dark book and heave. The questions that ravage my mind are mostly “Why?”. Ironically, I received this book from Rumanzi Canon while[...]
Staying Alive 4: On Safari Posted on August 10, 2017
  Dr. Ziegler's collection slide collection concerning the Uganda Cancer Institute includes pictures that seem to be out of place. On first s[...]
Staying Alive 3: Signs of life Posted on July 31, 2017
  Visualising Cancer has its challenges. It is both abstract and hard to look at. A taboo and a spectacle. These challenges are apparent whe[...]
Staying Alive 2: Very Important People and Very Important Objects Posted on July 13, 2017
This is a continuation of the previous blog post with which we started to work our way towards the exhibition and book launch of Staying Alive, Docume[...]
Staying Alive 1: Meeting Marissa and some of the Founding Fathers of the UCI Posted on July 7, 2017
It was June 2012 when American medical historian Marissa Mika contacted HIPUganda. She was then a doctoral candidate writing a history of cancer in Ea[...]
Reposing the Past (@SMACK) Posted on May 24, 2017
Almost a year ago we soft launched Ebifananyi 6 at St. Mary’s College Kisubi, the place the photographs in the book originate from. The school’s s[...]
Ekifananyi Kya Muteesa, Afterthoughts and Other Audiences Posted on May 19, 2017
Above, photograms by Daudi Karungi    We look back on what we consider to be a successful exhibition at Makerere University Art Gallery. A[...]
Ekifananyi Kya Muteesa, The Show is almost over. (week 4) Posted on May 1, 2017
  This blog post is a continuation of several others, starting with this one. And following this one.  May 10th, counting down days! [...]