The Kaddu Wasswa ArchiveA Visual Biography
Andrea Stultiens met Kaddu Wasswa in 2008 through his grandson, photographer Arthur C. Kisitu. Together, Stultiens and Kisitu set out to explore Wasswa's archive. She took photographs of the documents to which she added her and Kisitu's own photos which were taken during their meetings. The result is a unique biography in which the author is personally visible as well.
Kaddu Wasswa started his archive in the period when Uganda was seeking independence from Great Britain, its coloniser. The many photos in the archive present a fascinating view of the country Uganda and its inhabitants during the first fifty years of independence, which will be commemorated in 2012. The Kaddu Wasswa Archive preserves the history of a man and tells the story of a country.
The book The Kaddu Wasswa Archive coincides with an exhibition with the same name in the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.
On the occasion of the exhibition and the publication, a trade edition of Pose (Ugandan Images), with images of Ugandan photo studios -for which Stultiens was awarded the 'Bouw in Beeld' prize in 2009-, was released.
→ from the press
→ introduction video by Arthur C. Kisitu
- Andrea Stultiens, Arthur C. Kisitu and Kaddu Wasswa
- graphic design
- Andrea Stultiens i.c.w. Marloes de Laat
- hardcover | 256 pp | 17.2 x 23.7 cm
- € 35.00