Esther Mbabazi (Uganda, 1995) is a photographer based in Kampala.
With a background in documentary photography, Esther focuses on using storytelling and photojournalism to address issues in her society. Coming from a humble background, her work explores living conditions in African settings specializing on the social, economic, physical and emotional aspects of daily life especially in rural areas and minority groups of society.
She is a Magnum Foundation Photography & Social Justice Fellow 2017, Winner of the Inaugural Young Photographer Award presented by the Uganda Press Photo Award (2016), a participant of the World Press Photo Masterclass East Africa (2016) and Winner - 3rd place at the Uganda Press Photo award, Stories Category (2015).
Esther works towards sharing and bringing to light different issues in society that are usually under told to the public. Being a woman in a male dominated industry in Uganda, many of her works document women and children since they are usually underrepresented in the media.