UGANDA PRESS PHOTO AWARD
a documentary photographer and photojournalist with a wealth of experience spanning a decade.
As a photojournalist, writer and blogger, he has covered major events around Uganda and the continent, principally covering health, conflict and development. He’s a current contributor to Everyday Africa, part of Everyday Projects.
He emerged the 1st Runner Up in the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards 2012 (Muhammed Amin Photographic Award) in Lusaka, Zambia, for his coverage of opposition protests in Uganda (Walk to Work). In 2013, his submission was among the highly commended at the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award (Muhammed Amin Photographic Award) in Cape Town, South Africa. Echwalu was also a winner of Uganda’s coveted Photojournalism prize, The Cranimer Mugerwa Photojournalism Award 2009.