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 VII Photo Agency Mentee 2018-2020, 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. Her works have been published in TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Slate, Medium at World Press Photo, The Observer, El Pais and her work has been commissioned by different Organizations.