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Ugandan Photographer Sarah Waiswa Wins Prestigious Recontres d’Arles 2016 Discovery Award

Ugandan Photographer Sarah Waiswa Wins Prestigious Recontres d’Arles 2016 Discovery Award
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BY   Josephine Opar  |  PUBLICATION   OKAYAFRICA 

Ugandan-born, Nairobi-based photographer Sarah Waiswa recently won the Recontres d’Arles 2016 Discovery Award for her photography project: “
Stranger in Familiar Land.”

The documentary and portrait photographer clinched the competitive and prestigious prize in Arles, France. Ethiopian photographer and contemporary artist Aida Muluneh presented Waiswa with the prize for her work.


SARAH WAISWA
PHOTOGRAPHER – Documentary and Portrait
I am a Ugandan born Kenya based documentary and portrait photographer with an interest in exploring identity on the African continent, particularly the New African Identity. After getting both my sociology and psychology degrees and working in a corporate position for a number of years, I decided to pursue photography. It was one of the hardest/easiest decisions I ever made but it feels great to do what I am passionate about. Creating visual poetry and telling stories in the most organic and creative way possible.
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