Ghana: and a story of photography

I dream of when I will go to Africa again. You see, I grew up in Ghana which is in Africa. My parents still live there. For those of you who don’t know much about Ghana, it was once called the Gold coast due to its trade in salt and gold. This lovely country is the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world.  The name Ghana means “warrior king” and harks back to the days of the Ghana Empire between the ninth and thirteenth centuries.

Photography by @royal_pixels

Ghana is a place I have visited many times and it continues to fascinate me. If you ever dream of visiting a country with attractive historical landmarks, national parks, beaches, and unique food, then consider visiting Ghana.

Beautiful view at Moree in the Western region of Ghana. Photography by @royal_pixels

Beautiful view at Moree in the Western region of Ghana.

The beauty of Ghana inspired me to start my non-profit organization, Marpe Global, and to follow my passion to design clothes using local patterns and print. During the process, I met a talented photographer, Fiifi Yeboah (instagram name @royal_pixels) whose work beautifully captures the essence of life in Ghana. Everything Fiifi knows as a photographer has been self-taught.

A greater part of Fiifi Yeboah’s work involves a personal view of Ghana’s local lifestyle by presenting the daily activities of the average Ghanaian, highlighting fashion, and raising environmental awareness. As a photographer, his goal is to connect people together through images that depict what it means to be Ghanaian.

Photography by @royal_pixels

Photography by @royal_pixels

Life of a boy in Inzulezu. Photography by @royal_pixels

Life of a boy in Inzulezu.

My love for Ghana is rekindled when I come across lovely pictures of its people and places. See more of Fiifi Yeboah's engaging works in the gallery below. Every image tells a story.

Dance and music is an integral part of the Ghana culture. Photography by @royal_pixels

Dance and music is an integral part of the Ghana culture. Photography by @royal_pixels

Light house at James Town. Photography by @royal_pixels

Light house at James Town. Photography by @royal_pixels

 

Little girl holding a ladle. Photography by @royal_pixels

Little girl holding a ladle.

Creative work. Photography by @royal_pixels

Creative work.

Beautiful beach in Western region of Ghana. Photography by @royal_pixels

Beautiful beach in Western region of Ghana.

Late night conversations. Photography by @royal_pixels

Late night conversations.

Local cats in neighborhood. Photography by @royal_pixels Local cats in neighborhood.

 

So if you are ever in Ghana, stop by and say hello to Fiifi Yeboah royal_pixels. 

All Photography by royal_pixels

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