Many times I already traveled to Uganda and have gained a lot of insight. But I travel there not only for photography, but also because of my humanitarian project Deseret Foundation
Nevertheless when I’m there I cannot resist taking photographs or better I love taking photographs of Uganda and it’s people and have already captured the many contrasts and beautiful people of the country with my camera. In particular I was inspired by the Karamojong region in the north of the country, where I was able to capture even the very original tribe life.
The people who live in Uganda are extremely hospitable and welcoming. On the other hand Uganda is also a country of immense poverty, a country where the poorest of the poor are at home.
I love the serenity and light-heartedness of the people. Their life is rooted in the here and the now with a rather cheerful atmosphere. On the other hand I also perceived that the ethical standards are much lower than ours, cooperation is very low and that especially leads to many problems that Uganda has.
But nevertheless I have captured a lot of pictures in Uganda where the people and especially the women laugh out loudly, absolutely undistorted from the bottom of their heart. This radiates hope and strength despite the poverty and shows there strong will to fight for live.
About Victoria Knobloch
Victoria Knobloch is a german photographer who concentrates on black and white portraiture and documentary work. She is enthusiastic about the versatility of life and it’s different cultures. With her camera she encounters the fascination of life openly and with a certain amount of amazement and much appreciation, love and gratitude. [Official Website]