this is my desk, with a sporty Rap Jazz playlist playing in the background.
The past week was no different, except I attempted to catch up with my photo blogging here on Medium or perhaps move it to my website. It doesn’t look right on my website, and Medium has changed its interface and features on how one can use photos on the platform, which is discouraging.
I have been struggling with sharing my work on social media. Why? Many reasons I won’t go into today.
I start again to share my experiences, thoughts and stories while juggling this life of a freelance Documentary Photographer and a Photojournalist.
The trip to Ghana was an eye-opening experience for Osei, “I am ashamed to say this, I had a purely American or westernized version of what Africa was supposed to be like. Africa is not that version you see on TV, starving children and people living in mud huts. Accra is a pretty developed city, and things do happen.”
“Fulani Overflow” were the first words a man said to me when I arrived in the area. There have been times the lake overflow when rains, “but this one we haven’t seen before,” says another man.
I was cycling when a motorcyclist coming in my direction told me about the flooding in the area. I wondered why he told me. Perhaps he has seen me go to the lake many times to make photographs. I have been photographing my neighbourhood lately. Playing loud music from my speakers while cycling, perhaps I’m getting noticed.
Arriving at the lakeside, a woman shouted, “4 more for Nana”, with her four fingers in the air. Like everyone else gathered at the scene, I laughed and started to make these photographs.
Demolition in parts for the James Town community continues on May 21st, 2020 to make way for a multi-million dollar fishing port, a grant from the Chinese Government. Some displaced residents claim they received no prior notification. While some hope for compensation for their loss. May 21st, 2020. Accra, Ghana.