CAP Prize 2019 | Kampala Exhibition
UPPA - Uganda Press Photo Award professional week
The Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) was conceived with support from the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in 2012 as a competition for Ugandan photojournalists and photographers who work hard and sometimes take great risks so the rest of us can stay informed about what is happening. The award’s aim is to promote the best of today’s photojournalism in Uganda, supporting visual literacy as well as encouraging a new generation of photographers by focusing on photographic education through our programmes. It also seeks to remind the viewing public of the importance of a vibrant press for democratic development.
As of 2016, UPPA is executed by the FOTEA Foundation which was established to support the growing capacity of the project, with UPPA being the major of its satellite activities. Others include the Young Photographers’ Award along with the Emerging Photographer Mentorship Programme; workshops, film screenings, portfolio reviews and exhibitions. Through all of this FOTEA strives to bring together photographers and other visual storytellers to encourage unique voices that document and engage with social change in Uganda.
2016 also saw UPPA included in the Survey of Photography Learning and Training Initiatives on the African Continent, conducted by Photo: and the Goethe Institute, which plots a map of photography training and learning initiatives that are currently operating in Africa. It is the only such institution identified in East Africa.
The CAP Prize 2019 exhibition will be on display at the Kampala train station from 26 until 29 October 2019.