2019 URBAN CATEGORY WINNERS
1st Place, Urban
A Tale Of Two Cities
An aerial perspective of Naguru shows the current income inequality in Kampala, particularly obvious in the different types of accommodation between upscale Upper Naguru and residents of Lower Naguru separated by a single road. A 2017 Oxfam report indicates that only 10% of Ugandans are enjoying up to 36% of the country's wealth with the other 90% still struggling to get by.
Jim Joel Nyakaana
Afternoon in downtown Kampala bustles with business and trade as people drift in and out going about with their lives. Taken from a high point allows you to see many different modes of transport; taxis, private cars, boda bodas and pedestrians, revealing the typical busyness of this area of the city.
3rd Place, Urban
An aerial view of one of Kampala's many car dealerships. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, many African countries import more used vehicles than new. Many of them that risk failing Japan’s stringent environment test are exported to Africa. These second-hand vehicles emit huge amounts of pollution and yet they will still be driven for around another 20 years. With Kampala ranked among the worst cities in Africa for air pollution, concerns over the quality of the vehicles’ engines are starting to be voiced.
Honourable Mention, Urban
On The Rock
6-year-old Lyam Manu Kaswa begins a climb at Mountain Club of Uganda, a rock climbing area formed out of an old quarry. With the ever increasing urbanization of Uganda, there has been a lot of development of public green spaces where people can engage in some sort of sporting activity. Rock climbing is a physically demanding activity but even children are under 10 years of age are willing to take on the challenge; it is a new recreational sport that Ugandans are now venturing into.
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