Friday I took a trotro to the coastal city of Winneba. A trotro is a bus/van that carries anywhere from 20 to 40 people from town to town. When I got to the station I was completely overwhelmed by the unbelievable amount of people, vehicles, trash, and noise. I saw both a cow and a […]
The man in black’s name is Johnny. He was the driver that took me to Frankadua this week. Johnny is wearing black because his father passed away last week. Tradition dictates that he wear black until his father’s body has been buried. This photo is significant to me because it reminds me of the reason […]
Though there isn’t anything spectacular about this photo’s composition, lighting, or color I just like the subject. This baboon and its baby were crossing the highway as we drove by. I had the driver stop and a managed to snap a couple shots before they retreated back into the forest. There is something gripping (pun […]
Today on the way to Frankadua I crossed over the Volta River on this impressive bridge in the town of Adome. A couple kilometers up the river is the Akosombo Dam which provides electricity to most of Ghana and several neighboring countries. The dam also creates the massive Lake Volta.
The Sharpes are working with the Hausa of Cote d’Ivoire and had been invited to a Muslim Hausa family’s baby naming ceremony in Abidjan. I went along with them but we arrived too late and missed the ceremony. However, we still had a great time visiting with the family and meeting all the neighbors. The […]
A photo gallery of images from two church services I attended in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The Mamprusi of Nalerigu’s main crop is corn. Right now they are harvesting a lot of it and you will find huge mounds of corn husks laying around town. Just like kids play in piles of leaves in the fall in the US, here the kids play in the piles of dried corn husks.
I seem to be on a black & white kick lately. This is a woman in Abidjan from the Hausa people group. This photo was taken in a small dark room with no windows and a single light bulb for light. Being able to take shots like this in those situations really makes me glad […]
During the church service today this man wandered over by the windows and was singing to himself and looking outside. This photo was taken in color but I like it much better as a black & white image.