The Kaddu Wasswa Archive, by photographer Andrea Stultiens, is a visual biography of Ugandan Kaddu Wasswa, who played an important role in his community as a teacher and social worker. What is exceptional about the 77-year-old Wasswa is that he has always documented his activities in writing and in photographs. The archive, started during the period when Uganda was seeking independence from Great Britain, presents a fascinating view of Uganda during its first fifty years of independence, which will be commemorated in 2012.
Andrea Stultiens met Kaddu Wasswa in 2008 through his grandson, photographer Arthur C. Kisitu. Together Stultiens and Kisitu set out to explore Wasswa’s archive. She took photographs of the documents, and added her and Kisitu’s own photos taken during their meetings.
The Kaddu Wasswa Archive preserves the history of a man and tells the story of a country.