Ebishushani 3, All the Tricks, Elly Rwakoma

264 pages | May, 2015

The third book of the Ebifananyi series,  Ebishushani III – All the Tricks, delves into the life of Elly Rwakoma who ran photostudio studio and was a presidential photographer as well as a social worker and a businessman. Ebishushani III takes of from one particular image that, due to various circumstances, went missing. The reader is also told, by Elly Rwakoma himself, what the circumstances were in which he trained himself as a photographer and later ran his practice.

Each one of the Ebifananyi books deals with one specific Ugandan photo collection, and is made in close collaboration with the owners of the material and other contributors. Ebifananyi 1, 2 and 3 form a trilogy, presenting examples of photographic practices in Uganda.

This book can be ordered here.

Elly Rwakoma’s work has been part of several exhibitions I curated, such as this and this one.