Photo Find of the Day – Mama’s Gold

Mama's Gold

 

Today’s Photo Find of the Day comes from Ghanaian photographer and stroryteller Nana Kofi Acquah. Ghana was formerly known as The Gold Coast until its independence from the British empire in 1957. Gold, as well cocoa and oil, are natural resources that play a major role in Ghana’s economy today. In this environmental portrait, Acquah captures the moment of a woman mining for gold for survival. The viewer feels emotionally drawn to the woman. The natural light during the golden hour also makes for visually interesting color and tone throughout the photo.

To see more photos from the series and the accompanying poem (as well as other photos giving insight to life in Africa), visit Nana Kofi Acquah’s blog here!

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