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Last year, while working in the Palabek Refugee Settlement near Kitgum, Uganda, we met a young man named Bosco. Bosco was working with a videographer as a production assistant and at one point borrowed one of our cameras to take some still photos. Stacey, DROP’s director, was impressed by his work and decided to stay in touch with him.

Several months later we surprised him by loaning him a camera and suggested he start capturing life in Kitgum. DROP had set up an Instagram page, but didn’t just want to post photos of our work. We also wanted to show a little bit about daily life in Uganda. Bosco was excited to have a camera to use, as up until that point he had only been able to borrow cameras from his teachers and had never been able to take photos every day. But photography was clearly something he was very interested in pursuing. Our only request was that he sent us photos to post on our Instagram feed, and you can check them out here or by searching the hashtag #kitgumstreets

Here are some of Bosco’s photos, with an explanation of is happening in the photos.

In rural parts of Uganda, homes are often made out of mud and sticks with thatched straw roofs. The huts or “tukuls”, stay surprisingly cool even in the most intense heat.

Bigger buildings are constructed with bricks. Wooden molds are filled with clay to create the bricks. Once dry, they are stacked in a small pyramid, covered in straw, and set on fire . Here are some photos from Bosco of the brick making process.

Kitgum street photography Drop in the Bucket Uganda life
Making bricks from clay in Kitgum, Uganda
Kitgum street photography Drop in the Bucket Uganda life
Making bricks from clay in Kitgum, Uganda
Kitgum street photography Drop in the Bucket Uganda life
Clay bricks in a large pile that are about to be set on fire to set them.
Kitgum street photography Drop in the Bucket Uganda life
A building under construction in Kitgum, Uganda
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