Maraham Fellowship: Buhoma Side of Bwindi

  • Received the Rhode Island School of Design’s prestigious fellowship that provided me with a $5,000 grant to spend two months in Uganda working with a non-profit. During my time, I worked to support the Uganda Wildlife Authority as the first American that they’ve allowed to intern in any of the National Parks in Uganda. While there, I supported the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibale Forest National Park with video and photo content for their website and social media accounts. I worked alongside lead trekkers, hiking through dense forest to present the unique story of conservation and protection of endangered animal species in this remote location. 

    The Buhoma side of Bwindi, is a photo series that focuses a unique lens on my time in the remote Southwest section of Uganda. It was during my time there that I began to navigate how the human form works in conjunction with the environment around it. I sought to embed my conceptual interest in color and form as a motivational impulse to the exploration of the fantasy that exist within the everyday. I captured the lush landscape of the community outside of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, searching for ways that people naturally began to create visual discourses with their environment.