Kitintale

Title: Kitintale

Photographer/s: Yann Gross

Date of publication: 2010

Place of publication: Lausanne

Dimensions: 23x32cm

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

Language: English

ISBN: 978-2-8399-0672-2

Category: zine

Price: 17$

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

Website: http://www.yanngross.com

Book link: http://www.yanngross.com

Donated by: Yann Gross

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  1. [...] Two books that immediately come to mind  are – for creativity and use of materials: Kitintale by Yann Gross, which I nominated for the 4th International Photobook Award 2011, and for content [...]

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