Photographs of Kampala in the 20s & 30s and in 2015, showing progress and development in Kampala, Uganda. The goal was to rephotograph the originals made by Dr. A.T. Schofield as closely as we could. This meant researching the photographs and finding their locations, and using a 4×5″ camera that is similar to the large format camera that Schofield used. This project was done in collaboration with HIPUganda. These photographs are part of an exhibition in Kampala, Uganda and Groningen, the Netherlands.
Dr. A.T. Schofield (UK/Uganda) was a missionary and physician who worked under the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in Uganda for quite some time during the first half of the 20th century. He was also an acomplished amateur photographer. He documented Kampala, but also other events and places based on his social surroundings and interests. Part of his photographic legacy has been donated to the Africana section of the main library of Makerere University and digitised by HIPUganda.
HIPUganda looks for and digitises photocollections in Uganda to preserve historical photographic documentation, and shares that material to increase the diversity of available materials relating to Ugandan history, activate it and potentially add value to it by crowsourcing information. HIPUganda was founded in 2011 by Rumanzi Canon and Andrea Stultiens and has been active on Facebook, through their website and exhibitions and events in Uganda as well as internationally.