History In Progress Uganda and Makerere Art Gallery/Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration present; Ebifananyi I: The Photographer; Deo Kyakulagira @Makerere Art Gallery/IHCR
Deo Kyakulagira (1940-2000) was devoted to his family and to photography. From the early 1970s until his untimely death in 2000, he operated several photo studios among them Central Art Studio Ltd located on Kampala Road. He also worked as a photographer for the Uganda government – the Ministry of Agriculture and for the Department of Medical Illustration at Mulago Hospital. HIPUganda initiator Andrea Stultiens edited his work presented in this book and exhibition and added some of her own contemporary photographs to create a dialogue between past and present.
History In Progress Uganda collects and publishes photographs from (private) collections and archives in and about Uganda. By doing this HIPUganda opens up possibilities to relate to, react on, and think about Uganda’s history in photographs.
HIPUganda was initiated in 2011 by Dutch photographer Andrea Stultiens and Rumanzi Canon who is based in Uganda and works in advertising. They met during the exhibition of The Kaddu Wasswa Archive and decided that more historical photographs should be made available to a broad audience. History In Progress Uganda started to publish on Facebook (facebook.com/HIPUganda) in 2012, has created a website (HIPUganda.org) and is now embarking on the new adventure of book publication. Viewers are invited to comment on what you see.
In addition to this, Ekifanayi 1 was launched at
Afriart Gallery and the exhibition is up till May 15th.
The publication Ebifananyi I: Deo Kyakulagira and an exclusive selection of prints
will be for sale.
In relation to the exhibitions, Alt Screening at the HUB in Kamwokya presents a movie
program with two documentaries on two West African photographers. Dolce Vita Africana
presents Malian Malick Sidibe, whose work was ‘discovered’ by French talent scouts,
while his colleague Phillippe Koudjina’s life took
more dramatic turns as Photo Souvenir shows.