Department of Journalism and Communication Photo Exhibition

FOTEA and the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University are pleased to announce a students' photo exhibition at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences opening on Thursday, 4th February and ending on 28th February 2021. The event will take place in the Arts quadrangle.

The exhibition will showcase the outcomes of the “Photography and Visual Literacy for Active Citizenship” programme which has been running for a year supported through Culture at Work Africa and co-funded by the European Union.

The programme was developed by FOTEA in collaboration with the Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) to supplement the photography education provided to students. Participants took part in a series of in-depth workshops, lectures and talks. The focus of the programme was to develop visual literacy skills, as well as to encourage learning about the history of photography on the African continent, critical and creative thinking, project research and idea development techniques. It also encompassed technical skills, and encouraged participants to engage with Ugandan history and archives and work on projects documenting local communities and looking into cultural, political and social issues. 

The exhibition will kick off with an opening ceremony to be officiated by the Principal and attended by a delegation from the European Union. This will be followed by an exhibition walkabout where some of the students will talk about their work and experiences. The event will feature panel discussions run by some of the students that participated in the programme.

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Press release attached below

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:00 to Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
Arts Quadrangle, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Dr. Nakiwala Aisha Sembatya, Chair, Department of journalism & communication/ Tel: +256 414 543919/