Photographs by children in Ayigya-Zongo
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, 2011
Facilitated by Charlie Michaels, Ralitsa Diana Debrah, and Epilogue Annku
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 - ten children from Ayigya Primary School participated in a photography workshop. Over the course of one week Charlie Michaels, Ralitsa Diana Debrah, and Epilogue Annku gave digital photography lessons to this group of children who were all encountering cameras for the first time. They learned to operate digital cameras, looked at and talked about photographs, made drawings, and took hundreds of photos around the community based on questions about what they value and what they would change in the places they live, learn, and play.
One hundred of their photos were chosen, printed, and displayed for the community to see in a new classroom building under construction on the school park. 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 before being distributed amongst the children and their neighbours.

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