Having just returned from a reportage trip to Uganda, I think about how I once again have encountered the challenge I have faced during several visits to Africa. It can be very difficult to be a fly on the wall, no matter how much I try to be a part of everyday life in the places I visit. I am forever the one who stands out because of the color of my skin. In this case, I wanted to get a picture of a deserted road in rural western Uganda. I got a tip of my friendly colleague Åsa Sjöström that I should “shoot behind my back” at such occasions. It worked excellent.

– Johan Bävman

Picture shot in front of me. Photo: Johan Bävman/MOMENT

Picture shot behind my back. Photo: Johan Bävman/MOMENT