We had the good fortune of connecting with Muhumuza Joseph and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Muhumuza, why did you pursue a creative career?
Creativity and art never seem to end and each day, there is a new creative/artistic way of approaching things. By pursuing and artistic or creative career, it gave me a chance to explore more about my needs and wants and as well communicating to the world about what people in my community go through through Film and Photography.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Photography is both an art and a science. The camera, which creates art, also captures and teaches us scientific understandings. Some of them are not visible by the human eye for various reasons. They may happen too quickly, are too small or are too far away.

What am so proud of is that through my photographs, I see the young me and the changes the current generation are going through. I feel exited when I see children play and happy.

Through my passion(Photography), I kept on working so had to improve my craft and as well getting more contracts from different organizations. At first it was not easy because it was a little bit difficult for some people to understand what I was doing exactly. But with time, it became easier because they saw what I was doing was relevant and Photos tell thousands of stories in their own ways.

What I have learned along the way is that “Passion is the energy that keeps us going, that keeps us filled with meaning, and happiness, and excitement, and anticipation. Passion is a powerful force in accomplishing anything you set your mind to, and in experiencing work and life the fullest extent possible”

The world needs to give a chance to passionate creative artists.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Since I am a nature lover, I would take my best friend to: Kalyango Hills on day one. The area is gifted naturally with over 3 crater lakes and 3 hills with overwhelming views. it gives a chance for relaxation. This is located in Kabarole district, Fort Portal town Nyakasura.

For the remaining days, ill take my friend to Kibale national Park for chimpanzee trekking, wildlife and scenery and all the remaining days, community visits and knowing more about different cultures as we enjoy locally made organic dishes.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are a couple of Organizations and Vis; BSC, Imagine Her, Ped, KRC and Hivos.

Website: mhzaphotography.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sagiomhza

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sagionjose

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sagiomhzaphotography/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPq8ZOq4ID9tydiQym9o6BA

Image Credits
Peter Paul Tinkasiimire

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