During my PhD research in Uganda last year I constantly found myself documenting both events, and the changing landscapes around me as I moved through the central region conducting interviews and undertaking exciting (if less research related) weekend explorations. Uganda, as portrayed by the international media, is often characterised by a concentration on images of destitution and famine and although it is undeniable that such problems exist to be documented, the country’s vibrancy and beauty is often forgotton as a consequence. Similarly, where parts of Kenya and Tanzania’s physical and human vistas are quite well known through documentaries and holiday advertisements, discussions before and after my trip and my own experiences have convinced me that Uganda remains a country little understood and one which people really couldn’t pick out of a line-up. So here, in perhaps a first installment, I want to share a few images that I gathered along the way.
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