"Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits".
Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. United Nations. Paris, 1948
Daily life for young people living in the ghettoes of Kampala, Uganda, consists of struggling to survive. Time and space for creativity is either scarce or non-existent. In adolescents with scarce financial resources, music, dance, circus, graffiti and other disciplines can be tools for social change. They are well orchestrated instruments that generate self-esteem, keep them stimulated and improves their self-confidence.
These leaps are a symbol of their profound change. Art inspires, stimulates and satisfies. Imaginative education is a great start for building a better society.
- Ana Palacios
This series won a Portfolio Award in The Art of Living Photography competition.
Ana Palacios is a photojournalist focused on African issues. Her work has been awarded, exhibited and published worldwide (Al Jazeera, Stern, Der Spiegel The Guardian, 6 Mois, Days Japan, El País, etc). She has published two books: Albino about the pledge of the albinos in Tanzania and Art in Movement about art as a method for social change in Uganda.