Ebishushani 2 - People, Poses Places - Musa Katuramu, 2014
People, Poses Places, the second publication from the Ebifananyi series. In People Poses Places we delve into the collection of Musa Katuramu. In the mid 1930s, teacher and carpenter Musa Katuramu went around his neighbourhood with a simple camera to make portraits of family and friends. His portraits are remarkably intimate and revealing. This is unusual for the time and region where the images were produced. Most camera-owners were outsiders, such as missionaries or colonists. Katuramu was an amateur photographer who constructed studios on site. The technology of his camera was limited, but he maintained one basic rule that worked; never point your camera towards the sun. His son Jerry Bagonza carefully conserved the archive. The archive consists of roughly 1500 negatives and 750 prints that have never been shown before. The book consist of archival images that alternate with contemporary photographs made by Andrea Stultiens and her colleague Rumazi Canon, who grew up in the same region.