The Emerging Photographer Mentorship Programme was developed  to boost Uganda’s young photography talents through the Young Photographer Award (YPA), which was established in 2016. We welcome Uganda’s young, early-career photographers between  18 and 25 years old who are interested in documentary photography, but lack the tools and guidance to develop their photography careers.

Through this programme, their skills, knowledge and perspectives are expanded under the counsel of professional photographers for 7 months. Projects produced by mentees are showcased  as part of the annual Uganda Press Photo Award exhibition.

The 2017 Young Photographer Award winner was Stuart Tibaweswa. He’s joined  by Andrew Kartende and Miriam Watsemba for the 2018 programme.

Our mentors for the 2018 programme are  Frédéric Noy, Will Boase and Sumy Sadurni.

The programme is supported by Canon Central and North Africa.