Project Description

Martin Kharumwa

32° East in partnership with University of Cambridge, Infectious Diseases Institute and the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial Fine Art, Makerere University invited two Ugandan visual artists to respond to research on self-perception among the elderly. The group explored demographics, phenotype and self-perception in a community of older people. They asked questions like; How are older people seen by society? How do older people see themselves? What does healthy ageing look like to older people in Uganda?

Martin is a lifestyle photographer who is using this opportunity to lend his craft to tell the stories of the elders in our society. He, alongside the researchers, took several visits to Luweero where they would meet with the elders and community members. As a result, Martin was able to take amazing portraits of the group to capture the intricacies and beauty of their ageing faces.