Sarah Waiswa

Sarah Waiswa is a Ugandan born Kenya-based freelance documentary and portrait photographer with an interest in exploring identity on the African continent, particularly the New African Identity. Her work focuses on changing the narrative on Africa by generating dialogue on developing issues through visual documentation. She is currently involved in a Trans African photographic journey, documenting daily city life in all 54 countries of Africa over a period of five years. After getting both her sociology and psychology degrees and working in a corporate position for a number of years, she decided to pursue photography full time. It was one of the hardest/easiest decisions she ever made.


In January 2015, fellow photographer (Joel Lukhovi) and I decided that we wanted to see more of the continent and to eventually travel to each and every country documenting our journey as we went. Our initial thought was that it was too expensive and we would not be able to afford it. After much discussion and research, we decided to carry out the trip, using public transport. As part of the project, we wanted to explore movement, identity and daily life. We traveled through Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe, Maputo, Harare, Lusaka, Dar es Salaam and finally back to Nairobi. The attached works were taken by me through the trip as part of the African Cityzens Project.

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