I’m an Aussie girl and have been living and working in Uganda for the past fifteen years. Apart from my “regular” day job, I’m also a freelance photographer.

I arrived in Uganda in August 2000, with my husband, after an eight-month 4×4 overland journey we started in London, in December 1999. It was during this journey I realised how important it was to document both photographically and in writing, the extraordinary people and places we had encountered.

Soon after arrival in Uganda we volunteered to build a school in Gulu, in the north. Once the school was completed we decided to stay, for the foreseeable future, and make Kampala our home.

Through travel and documentary photography, my sole intention is to show the beauty that abounds both in Uganda and other parts of the world, by providing a visual gift to those who may not have the means to experience it as I have.

Golola the boda boda rider, Kampala

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Rainforest at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains

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A troop of roaming baboons, Ishasha

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Sunset, Kalangala District, Ssese Islands

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The Bahá’í House of Worship, Kampala

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St Balikuddembe Market, Kampala

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A gathering of family members, Kaiso Village, Lake Albert

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

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A tree lion having an afternoon rest, Ishasha

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Dancing at UN World Refugee Day celebrations, Rwamwanja Settlement Camp

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Dusk over Sipi Falls, Kapchowra

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Main prayer hall, Uganda National Mosque, Kampala

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Henry, the fashion conscious boda boda rider, Kampala

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Sunrise over Mweya Peninsula, Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Aerial view of Ssese Canoes being crafted, Mukono District

Aerial view of Ssese Canoes being crafted Mukono District

You can see more of Clare’s photography on her website here and her Facebook page here. Thinking of Africa? Find out more with the Rough Guide to First Time Africa