Before travelling to Uganda for three months in the fall of 2014, I came up with the idea of collecting used digital cameras, bring them to Kampala, and let people in the slum take pictures of their lives. Me and my girlfriend Andrea U. Prøven developed the idea, and when we got to Kampala in august we got it started.
The goal is to offer an alternative to the turist slum safari angle. We hope that the cameras can be a tool, both to document events and daily life in areas often neglected by the general media, and to generate a small income for the photographers.
Our reporters in Kampala sends us photos online, and everyday we publish a new picture on the website, and on the SlumReporter Instagram account.
As well as managing the project with Andrea, I’ve designed the responsive website SlumReporter.org and the visual identity.