About    Biography     Joshua Victor Semaganda is a...



Joshua Victor Semaganda is a documentary photographer and visual artist based in Uganda.  He is currently exploring Indigenous medicine and its related practices.

He is a Bachelor’s degree holder in industrial and Fine arts from Makerere University Kampala.  He also participated in a six month mentorship program with the Uganda Press photo Award mentored by Kibuuka Mukisa.

He is currently Pursuing an MAFA degree at the Margret Trowel School of industrial and fine arts.(Masters Degree)

Artistic Statement

 Photography to me is a constant journey of me trying to understand myself and my surrounding. With the power that photography holds, I believe this helps me to uplift both myself and the people whose stories I tell. It is also one way am able to use photography as a tool to break barriers associated with stereotypes. 

With me currently exploring indigenous medicine and its related practices, I intend to use photography as a medium to place my contribution towards a better representation of Africa and her people as a whole. This helps to further change the perceptions surrounding the unknown groups of people around my community that chose to embrace their culture and its values to date.


  • Recipient of a certificate in recognition of the special contribution of pioneer artworks at the launch of the Human Rights Museum/ Gallery in Uganda.
  • Recipient of a honorable mention under the Young photographer Award category for the Uganda Press Photo Awards in 2020.
  • A successful completion of a Six month mentorship program with the Uganda Press Photo Award.
  • Apprentice under Dr. Lillian Mary Nabuliime’s studio during the 2020 Kampala Art Biennale .




  • 03:07:42 Fanya kazi – Lilian Mary Nabulime

Email: semagandavic@gmail.com

Tel: +256703776185 

       +256781350846 (whatsapp)


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