October 8, 2011

Nana Kofi Acquah: Water no get enemy

Nana Kofi Acquah is a photographer from Ghana. His work varies from documentary work to fashion shows and advertising. Besides that he writes poetry on his blog. In November his work of ‘slaughter boys’ in a slum area in Accra will be shown in the Bamako Photo Biennale.
For Lagos Photo, he is showing his work, “water no get enemy”-on postcards. ‘I decided to show beautiful postcard-like images here, all related to water. When you think of water, you already start thinking about polluted water or scarcity. That is all true, but I wanted to show beautiful, lovely photo of water because they may not stay that beautiful for too long. We are losing our water bodies.  Water is like postcards, they are both dying. I have photos of pollution and so, in black and white. I did not want to show that, many people have already seen that. So it all looks nice, but you know that something else is happening too.’

1 comment:

  1. To be a tourist is to escape accountability. Errors and failings don't cling to you the way they do back home. You're able to drift across continents and languages, suspending the operation of sound thought. Tourism is the march of stupidity. You're expected to be stupid. The entire mechanism of the host country is geared to travelers acting stupidly. You walk around dazed, squinting into fold-out maps.

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