“The photographs were taken in Kampala at night from 2011 and 2014.
I moved to Uganda in Kampala in 2011, coming from a small and quiet town in Emilia Romagna I was immediately captured by the amount of people in the street and the amount of things that were happening at night. I had the need to be out and photograph what I was living, being often busy traveling in the region covering news and current events, every time i was back in Kampala i wanted to be out and explore, it was my way to be free. I have been visiting bars, clubs, streets, ghettos, private parties, night churches. I portrayed the people of the night: security guards, taxi drivers, friends, teenagers, prostitutes, performers.
I felt that at night social classes did not matter anymore, people are mixing and using each other in different ways.”
“Disenchanted with his standard reportage shots of East Africa, Michele Sibiloni turned his attendtion to Kampala’s legendary nightlife to create a vivid alternative image of hedonism and abandon, finds Lucy Davies”
Sandra is one of the characters in the book, here she is explaining why she decided to make such a tattoo on her.