Bastiaan Woudt (b. 1987) has a long-standing fascination with the African continent, as is evident from his previous work. So, a project to photograph the Ugandan countryside was a dream come true. He visited Mukono in central Uganda in October 2017. There, in addition to a commission from the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation, which supports local drinking water projects in the area, Bastiaan was given the opportunity to create his own work. During this short trip he succeeded admirably in connecting with the people of Mukono.
The result is a wide-ranging collection of remarkable monochrome portraits, alongside some surreal impressions of the local landscape. This body of work confirms Woudt’s typical aesthetic ‘signature’ – sober but also very dynamic – which, despite his career still being at an early stage, has already brought him extensive recognition at home and abroad.
Text: Erik Vroons | Design: Roy Kahmann | Publisher: Hannibal Publishing
Year: 2017 | Binding: Hardcover | Pages: 200 | Size: 25 x 34 cm
Language: English | Edition: 1250
Note: Signed edition