The Women of Rural Uganda
Last year in January I was the photographer at a technology camp for both blind and sighted high school students in Gulu Uganda, an NGO created and sponsored by Oysters & Pearls - Uganda. I traveled from one end of Uganda to the other and noticed how the women seem to do most of the heavy lifting. Whether it is water, firewood, food and anything else that needs to be carried. This January when I went back to Oysters & Pearl: Uganda, I wanted to do portraits of these remarkable women. I went to a quarry, were they break rocks to create gravel, and food markets. With my local assistants we set up a backdrop of mosquito netting, used to fend off malaria mosquitos, and offered a model fee to those women who were willing to have me take their portrait.