Photographer/s: Yann Gross
Date of publication: 2010
Place of publication: Lausanne
Edition size: 5000
Type of binding: Protection Bag
Number of pages: 48
Type of paper: Newspaper 80g
Number of pictures: 50
Type of printing: offset
Printer: Centre Impression Edipresse
Publisher: Yann Gross
Designer: Yann Gross
Editor: Yann Gross
Summary: A story about the first skateboarders in Uganda, how some youngsters were influenced by others cultures they saw on TV and decided to construct themselves the only skatepark of East Africa in Kitintale, a working class suburb of Kampala.
By learning how to skate, the kids developped a sense of belonging to a community and realized a dream. Skateboarding keeps the youth busy and combats the developement of negative habits. The community realized, it brings a mental release to those who practice it.
The elder skateboarders became also kind of educators. They talk about the problems that many Ugandan families are facing like HIV or malaria and try to inculcate values such as respect and solidarity among the younger people.
Date and place of birth of photographer/s: Vevey, 19.10.1981
Book link: http://www.yanngross.com
Donated by: Yann Gross