International Site Profiles: History in Progress Uganda

We're periodically posting short profiles that will collectively provide a starting point for an exploration of international blogs, online magazines, photography-based curation projects, and pages.

These sites are being mapped on our International Photo Sites Map for easy reference.

Today we continue the series with a look at History in Progress Uganda.

Site:  History in Progress Uganda
Location: Uganda
Recommended sample post: Gayaza High School, hand coloured lantern slides
In a sentence: History in Progress Uganda publishes historic snapshots and documentary images from public archives to crowdsource information on them to both help understand the country's past and relate it to its present.

History in Progress Uganda aims to reexamine Uganda's history through providing a forum for creating alternative visual histories of the country. The site publishes images from public archives to allow those that lived there when the images were created or who know the stories behind the images to provide contextual information and their personal perspective on the images.

The homepage of the site lists links to various archives to explore. The Facebook page of HIPU is much more active than the actual site and serves as the forum for collecting information about the images. The site curators - Andrea Stultiens and Rumanzi Canon - also mounted a physical exhibition of photographs in Kampala, Uganda in 2012.