Photographs by Children in Ayigya Zongo

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In the heart of Ayigya-Zongo – on the school park, a large, open gathering place for people in the Ayigya community to talk, play, and sell goods, 10 children from Ayigya Primary School participated in a photography workshop. They learned to operate digital cameras, looked at and talked about photographs, made drawings, and took hundreds of photos around the community based on stories about the places they live, learn, and play.

One hundred of their photos were chosen, printed, and displayed for one day in an unfinished school building on the school park for the community to see. Viewed together like this, the children’s photos show personal, fresh, and often surprising views of their surroundings. The photos were then exhibited across the street at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where the children attended a reception for their work and the printed photos were distributed amongst them and their neighbors.

Part of the larger project Away is a Place for the 2nd Kumasi Biennial Symposium, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 2011

Photographers: Bashir Abdul Mumuni, Cecilia Yeboah, Eric Takyi, Ive Serwaa Kwame, John Akutu, Jude Ganda Bawah, Mansur Mumuni, Rispa Acheampong, Sadique Abubakari, and Serwaa Margaret Adu

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