Sumy is a freelance journalist, photographer and videographer based in Kampala, Uganda covering the East Africa region. She is fluent in spoken and written English, Spanish and French. Her work is primarily focused on international current affairs, human rights, gender issues, conflicts and social issues. She has lived and/or worked in Uganda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Chile, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
She is a stringer for Agence France Presse (AFP). She also is a certified Canon trainer and leads photography workshops across the region.
Published in The New York Times The Wall Street Journal BBC World Service The Washington Post The Financial Times DER SPIEGEL El Pais Le Monde France 24 Liberation Foreign Policy CNN The Economist Public Radio International (PRI) The Guardian The Huffington Post The Times The Week The Telegraph TV 5 Monde ZEIT Magazin TAZ.de Newsweek TIME News Deeply Flint Magazine National Geographic Getty Images Feature Shoot Radio France International (RFI) New Vision UG VICE Noisey LIGHT Journal Flofferz Magazine The Santiago Times Deutsche Presse Agency Iron Fist Magazine The Daily Mail The Sun The Mirror
Commercial clients Agence France Presse (AFP) All Across Africa ACTED International Aletheia Foundation Africa Prize Arche Nova Art of a Child - MATATART Bless a Child Foundation BBC Blazen Brass Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Caritas Belgium Diakonia Danish Church Aid European Union Commission Finnish Church Aid Fistula Foundation Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Getty Images Human Network International IKEA Sweden International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) ILRI Instagram Makmende Media Musana Community Development Mustard Seed Foundation Kongoloko Fashion One.org Plan International (DK) Raising Teens Rutgers Foundation School for Life Foundation The Big Kafunda Tugende Warchild Canada
Acknowledgements -Nominee for The Guardian's Agency Photographer of the Year 2020. -New York Times Portfolio Review attendee 2019 -Joop Stewart Masterclass nominee 2019 -Finalist at International Women Photography Awards 2017
Affiliations - Women Photograph - International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) Great Lakes Reporting Fellow - Member of Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) - Member of Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) - Canon Central and North Africa Certified Trainer - Mentor in the Mentorship Program for Uganda Press Photo Award 2018, 2019, 2020
Training -HEFAT Certified 2018 -BA Hons Journalism degree at University of Westminster 2010.