Stuart Tibaweswa1st Place, PeopleAging by the Water
Vincent Sentamu, 58, tests a mukene (silverfish) trap that he has prepared. He started working as a fisherman at Nakaziba landing site, Mpigi, in 1981. Now the owner of a boat and fishing nets, he employs younger fishermen to do the work for him while he remains on dry land.
Andrew Kartende2nd Place, PeopleMine
A new mother and her baby rest together on a hospital bed in Mayuge Health Centre, Uganda, moments after the child’s arrival in the world. By placing the baby on it’s mother’s chest, a practice known as skin-to-skin contact, both baby and mother gain health benefits including a strengthened immune system and substantial psychological advantages.
Miriam Watsemba3rd Place, PeopleAt Sunrise
Fishermen sort fish from the nets at Ripon landing site after a 6am catch in Lake Victoria. With the rising level of water in the lake, other aquatic animals like crabs now also end up in the fishing nets. The sorted fish are sold fresh in Jinja town market, approximately a 20-minute walk away.
Timothy LatimHonourable Mention, PeopleThe High Priestess
This is our forest, this is our mountain, and this is me. This is Suzan Kitts, she’s an entrepreneur, an avid fashion designer and a mountaineer at heart. With fashion there’s always a balance between aesthetic and utility. The mantra ‘fashion knows no weather’ is not applicable in the mountains, where clothing’s protection is more important than its style. In Suzan’s case, her love of the outdoors is always in conflict with her fashion sense, which forms a great part of her identity. Hiking clothes are designed to fight the elements and keep you safe, and flattering, stylish clothes seldom stand up to the elements you find on most mountains. On this lucky day we found good weather and she was able to embrace her fantasy of being a forest priestess, in tune with her inner mountaineer. She lived as a keeper of the forest, a person in symbiosis with the mountains who herds the forest and hunts its excess animals, who knows all the secrets of the tree beards and speaks the whispers of the Mountain languages.