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The first three books form a trilogy. Each book is based on the work of one Ugandan photographer. In People Poses Places – Musa Katuramu Stultiens focusses on teacher and carpenter Musa Katuramu who in the mid 1930s went around his neighborhood with a simple camera to make portraits of family and friends. His portraits are remarkably intimate and revealing. This is unusual for the time and region where the images were produced. Most camera-owners were outsiders such as missionaries or colonists. Katuramu was an amateur photographer who used the Western Ugandan landscape as a backdrop for his portraits. The technology of his camera was limited but he maintained one basic rule that worked; never point your camera towards the sun. Katuramu’s archive was carefully stored by his son Jerry Bagonza. The archive consists of roughly 1500 negatives and 750 prints that have never been shown before. The book is composed of archival images that alternate with contemporary photographs made by Andrea Stultiens and her colleague Rumazi Canon, who grew up in the same region. People Poses Places is the second publication from a series of at least eight books, which present themselves as small intimate publications with an open spine and the local word for photographs printed on it, that literally translates into likenesses.

Publisher
Release Place Edam, Groningen, Netherlands
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2013
Credits
Series Ebifananyi, II
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9789081187909
Work  
Topics Africa, Cultural History, Documentary Photography, Found Photography, Kampala, Society Africana, Uganda
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Paperback
Pages 265

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