Ebifananyi #3

All the Tricks - Elly Rwakoma

Andrea Stultiens


softcover10.5 x 14.5English
ISBN 97890811879232015

All the Tricks presents pictures made by Elly Rwakoma (ca. 1938). In addition he tells the reader how he became interested in photography, and how events related to photography had an impact on his life. Rwakoma ran a photo studio and was a presidential photographer as well as a social worker and a businessman. Ebishushani 3 takes off from one particular photojournalistic image that, due to various still mysterious circumstances, went missing. Rwakoma’s stories and pictures provide yet another inside into photographic practices in Uganda and raise questions about the circumstances in which news was made and brought to audiences in his country and beyond.

  • Andrea Stultiens is not completely at ease with calling herself a photographer, or an artist. Instead she describes herself as someone doing things with photographs. She makes them, collects them, looks at them, thinks and writes about them. Sometimes she makes the results of this visible for the rest of the world online, in books or in exhibitions. All of this is aimed at telling relevant stories about the way we relate to others and how we deal with what we consider to be our own culture.

    Next to the mostly self-initiated projects Stultiens also teaches at the BFA program of Academy Minerva in Groningen, where she is also the head of the research group PRICCAPractice that investigates the use of photographs in artistic practices. The Ebifananyi book series and the exhibitions connected to it is the artistic output of her practice based research at PhDArts / Leiden University.

  • Text(s):Andrea Stultiens
    Photography:Andrea Stultiens, Elly Rwakoma, Rumanzi Canon
    Design:Andrea Stultiens, Marloes de Laat
    Other people:Canon Griffin
  • Printing:Drukkerij Tienkamp
    Publisher(s):Ydoc / Paradox, HIPUganda