2012 THIRD PRIZE WINNER
Single Image Category
Ilford Photo Studio,
photograph and text by
Kitgum is a town in northern Uganda. In 2006, when the war in the region ended, the first photo studios returned. There are six studios in total now. Visit them all and you have traveled the world. In Kitgum.
Even though I love the 'simple' photographic image, I have been experimenting with multi panel images, that extend the frozen moment, and fold open spaces. It is still photography, but borrows thoughts from the comic book — and film narrative.
With a background in documentary photography, I now describe myself as someone doing things with photographs. I make them, collect them, think and write about them. Sometimes some of this gets published online, in a magazine or in a book. The last few years I have mostly been working in Africa. Using photographs as tools to help me and others to relate to and understand other cultures is at the center of all that I do. At the same time I am interested in the (im)possibilities of stories told in photographs.
— Andrea Stultiens
Photo and text © Andrea Stultiens. To see more from this series, and to learn more about this team of photographers, visit the website: www.andreastultiens.nl.