Interviews, Photography

Picturing Wanteete – photography for social good

Photographer Louise Contino embarks on a four-month trip to teach African villagers to tell their stories via photography.

Everyday, thousands of carefree snaps are uploaded onto social networking sites, hoping for casual clicks on a ‘like’ button from a collective audience of some sort. But how much social impact do these images truly have for its intended community? The latest technology has popularised photography to such an extent that, much of the time, we seem to take the ease of image-making and its results for granted.

Meanwhile, in a small remote village called Wanteete in central Uganda in Africa, villagers await their first lesson with a film camera. How does it work? What can we do with it? How do we get the pictures out of this thing?

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