Who am I?
Edward is a documentary photographer and photojournalist with a wealth of experience spanning a decade, having worked across the African continent. As photojournalist, a writer and blogger, he has covered major and historical events around Uganda and the continent, many of which, have been in the areas of health, conflict and development. Edward holds a bachelors degree in Mass Communication with a bias in photojournalism. He has previously done freelance work for Reuters News Agency, The Daily Monitor, The Observer Newspaper and a number of NGO’s. He has also done several commissioned documentary projects across East Africa and Africa for UN commission Uganda, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Foundation, UNHCR, Dan Church Aid, UN AIDS, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, We Effect and USAID among others.
He has published in several global media outlets; Washington post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Dailymail UK, The Guardian, GQ Mazgine, BuzzFeeds News, Marie Claire, Forbes, FourFourTwo magazine. 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 (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. Edward was also a winner of Uganda’s coveted Photojournalism price, The Cranimer Mugerwa Photojournalism Award 2009. He is a member of several reputable journalism associations like the Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa and Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda among others. A highly motivated individual, he is a team player with the ability to adapt to change; flexible, ambitious and with a deep interest in Global Development as a whole.
Edward Echwalu has worked in; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia.