KAMPALA — Leading photojournalist Alex Esagala, a man responsible for most of Daily Monitor’s high-profile photojournalism work of the last six years has left the paper, UG Standard has learnt.
Esagala has in a surprise move resigned from Daily Monitor—with a reliable source telling Ugstandard.com that “he’s leaving with immediate effect or he actually has already left.”
Esagala declined to speak to Ugstandard.com about the matter but in a said in a tweet that its time to move on.
“It has been six years of great experience. I have done my best. It’s time to move on. Thank you God,” Esagala said in a tweet without displaying his cards.
It has been six years of great experience.I have done my best. It's time to move on. Thank you God🙏
— Alex Esagala (@ESAGALAA) November 29, 2021
Daily Monitor where he has worked since 2015 is yet to confirm his departure.
He ‘resignation’ comes about year since another top photo journalist Dominica Bukenya left Namuwongo to pursue personal ambitions.
Romour has it that another top Journalist, Abu Lubowa is also on his way out.
Esagala was last week declared the winner of Uganda Press Photo Audience’s Choice award of the Decade.
Esagala previously won his first Award as a Photojournalist in 2017, two years after joining Daily Monitor.
He scooped the Best Photo Journalist prize during the Uganda National Journalism Awards ceremony organised by African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) in 2017.
He also won the grand prize at the 2018 Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) for his image titled Makerere Student Protests, walking home with a professional camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, which came with an EF 24-105mm lens.