Max Bwire is a Ugandan photographic artist whose interest in photography grew when she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Fine Art at Makerere University. Forever fascinated with using a film camera, Max quickly chose Photography as one of her electives. She later went on to major in it and for her final year project, focused on the mood swings of a pregnant woman.
Max graduated from Makerere in 2011 and started work at a Photography Studio. She left shortly after to partner up with a few university colleagues and friends to open up their own media house. In February 2012, Blush Media Limited was started, with Max as Head of Studio Photography. Max experimented with studio lighting to create portraits, and occasionally worked as a wedding and events photographer.
In August 2013, Max made the decision to pursue a Masters Degree. She joined the University of Westminster in London, to study MA Photographic Arts. During her time there, Max was an exhibitor at Ambika P3 Gallery in London. She was also listed as one of Dewi Lewis’ choice for Source Graduate Photography, and was given a great review for her work. She graduated from the University in November 2014.
After her graduation, Max worked for Sony World Photography winner Klaus Thymann as an intern, and thereafter started to work on personal projects. She returned to her home country the end of January 2015.
Max’s passion is Documentary, art and conceptual photography. Her work explores issues of representation, human presence and our subconscious. She is currently working on a project about sexual identification and its implications in Uganda, with special focus on Transgender lives.