"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Friday, May 29, 2009

young artist featured in kutuuka: ivan

“My name is Ivan. I grew up in northern Uganda and am now thirteen years. Before coming to St. Mary Kevin, I had a family where I lived. My father was an artist. He made pots which were made from the soil. One day it was nighttime and the rebels came. They shouted! They took father. I was five years. My mother said let us move from here to another place. In 2002 my mother died. She left me with my grandmother. My grandmother got a job in Kampala selling brooms. One day my grandmother went from Kampala up to Kajjansi. She showed me that place which is St. Mary Kevin. I started studying there and living there.”

Ivan's painting has already been sold.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sold! That's fantastic!