Category Archives: Ghana

Intense

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Kumasi, Ghana 2002 A boy sells bread on the streets of Kumasi. He carries the loaves on his head in a cabinet that can be set down when he finds a good spot in the market. Most likely his family requires … Continue reading

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Bush Rat and The Other Kind

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Ghana, 2003 The golden brown, crispy object in the foreground is a fried bushrat, a common source of meat for people of West Africa. We’d often see boys, who had caught one of these large rats in the fields, standing … Continue reading

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Sudanese Architecture

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Ghana 2003 This jewel of a Sudanese mosque is a “must see” in a small village in Northern Ghana.  The villagers were proud of the mosque and invited us to enter and to climb to the roof to take in the view. … Continue reading

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Bassari Tribe

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Ghana, West Africa 2003 The Bassari are one of the few tribes in Africa to own horses. We watched the men tack up their animals. An armor of heavy, colorful, padded quilting covered nearly the entire body of the horse. … Continue reading

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Photo Walk in Kumasi

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Kumasi, Ghana 2001 I left the group of tourists. I couldn’t waste my valuable photo time waiting for others to choose between colorful lengths of Kente Cloth. I bought some…I’d never heard of it before, but if the others wanted it, … Continue reading

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African Glamour

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Ghana 2002 Portrait of an African woman with a dreamy expression. I can’t tell you more about this moment…I’m pretty sure this is Accra. I can tell you that West African women love these cotton prints. They make two piece … Continue reading

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Fishermen at Accra, Ghana

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Accra, Ghana 2001 I wish I knew more about these fishermen. I’d like to know how far out they take these wooden boats. I’d like to know if it is easy to manage one in a rough ocean. I don’t … Continue reading

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Ghana Boy

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Ghana 2003 Oops! I got some lens flare. Maybe if I’d had a lens shade, the glare of the sun on my lens wouldn’t have made that distracting circle of light. It’s twice as bad because it overlaps the boy’s face. … Continue reading

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Evening in Ghana

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Northern Ghana 2001 We stopped in a village to see the Sudanese Mosque with its many pinnacles, each one a sculpture with its own personality . There was a cemetery in front of the mosque. A crowd of boys climbed over the tombstones. It … Continue reading

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Trees of Africa

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West Africa 2001 Large trees surrounded the small fields of the village in Northern Ghana. The villagers, who live much of their lives outdoors, would do chores like millet-pounding in the huge circle of shade. Behind this Baobab tree, you … Continue reading

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