Heather McClintock has been taking photographs in Uganda for a few years now, covering the civil war in the northern part of the country. If you’ve never even heard of that war, you’re not alone. One of Foreign Policy magazine’s The Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2009, at number 9, is America Joins Uganda’s Civil War. Find more about the civil war here.
I have a lot of respect for photographers like McClintock, who cover a story that not many people have heard of, that not many people care about (to make them care), who go back year after year. There’s a true dedication, a true concern, and that dedication and concern translate into the images. As long as there are photographers like McClintock around, photojournalism is very much alive.