Ghanaian Photographer Nana Kofi Acquah works across and beyond sub-saharan Africa. Nana is also a professional journalist and was Regional Coordinator (West Africa) in charge of recruiting and training camera phone journalists for the Voices of Africa Project. His photography conveys a bright, dynamic busy and bustling perspective of his native country Ghana. The images captured are very positive and humourous without taking from the subject and cultural context.
Nana considers it an ‘added bonus to be able to look beyond the client’s request for photographs. Quite often, clients need more than just photographs. How and where these photographs get used are crucial. These added advise normally comes as pro bono’.
I really like how cheerful his images are and looking at them make me smile. I think one if the reasons is because it completely contrasts the rigid, structured lifestyle I am used to as an African in diaspora.
Check out his blog here and his website here.
(Photo’s courtesy of Nana Kofi Acquah)