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Martin Kharumwa: Making images for an African audience

Self-taught Ugandan photographer, Martin Kharumwa is based between Kigali and Kampala. When he isn’t working on editorial and fashion shoots, he “makes” photographs, a practice that he says brings the ideas in his head to life. In this video interview, Kharumwa introduces us to his world of conceptual image making.

Living between countries shaped Kharumwa’s ability to adapt to different cultures and settings. This adaptability has laid the foundation that allows him to move between visual language styles as he shoots in different countries.

The photographer believes that how he captures images is determined by his location. He points out that “how people react to imagery and how they respond to being photographed or how they want to be seen” is determined by their different cultural contexts.

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