The last time I was in Ghana was in 2007. A lot had changed in the decade since I last there and my vision being home was to simply capture that.
Chalewote Street Art Festival in Accra, now in its eighth year, brings thousands of people to Ghana’s Capital for a week of exhibitions (over 200 artist this year), movie premieres, music and dance. A cultural display I haven’t seen anywhere else I have been to, from London and now Sydney.
The historic Jamestown neighbourhood is home of the Festival packed with people celebrating Ghana's rich and vibrant culture and arts and it was a pleasure to have been able to witness and document the unique style, tradition, beauty and identity each artist brought to the festival.
FOLK Magazine and its team acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which it is based and on which we live, meet and work. We recognise the role that migrant and other new settler communities have in the continued colonial project and commit to actively disrupting it. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Always Was. Always Will Be. Aboriginal Land.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.