Uganda: Painting Kampala's People And Places for Posterity

Uganda: Painting Kampala's People And Places for Posterity - When Henk Jonker, 40, made a bold move to relocate to Uganda from Netherlands a decade ago, thanks to his Ugandan wife, he did not know what fate awaited him. Having settled in Kampala city, his penchant for detail saw him conceive a desire to document Ugandan people and places. He takes note of every minor change that happens to the city's skyline or the nature of people that straddle the streets. However, his particular fixation has been studying the nature of beggars on the streets. He goes to great lengths to "bribe" them with some money so they can pose for his camera. It is from these shots that he retires to his studio-cum-home in Lungujja to reproduce the pictures in other media. The culmination of these efforts is a painting exhibition running currently at Nommo gallery, themed "People and Places". [AA Urbanisation]