All is set for a photo exhibition in the Upper East Region. The photo exhibition is expected to give insight into funerals in parts of the region.
“Kuur3 is a sacred rite of passage for the departed, performed with utmost reverence and respect. Step into the world of these awe-inspiring funerals, where the community comes together to bid farewell to their loved ones in a truly meaningful way. This exhibition serves as a tribute to the befitting burials and final funeral rites that honour the individual and their legacy within the community.”
The photo exhibition is a collaboration between Evans Ahorsu and Joseph Nyaaba.
Evans Ahorsu is Ghanaian-based visual storyteller who loves to focus his lens on humanitarian issues in a society which is often overshadowed by political news.
He has an “eye for rural picture concepts and I also love to take pictures that communicate on their own on many different levels. I capture people in their worlds because I’m curious about what’s going on behind their eyes, where they’ve been, and where they want to go.”
When Mr. Ahorsu spoke with A1 Radio’s Mark Smith, he stated that he “captures people in their worlds because I’m curious about what’s going on behind their eyes, where they’ve been, and where they want to go. I use photography to represent myself – I create images for myself in order to identify with unknown aspects of my personality, to better understand my existence, and to express my view of the world around me. A better perception of myself and my surroundings allows me to discuss snippets of life in an abstract way, as well as communicate with others with whom I would not otherwise be able to interact. My ambition is to use my camera to open up a previously unexplored space, a place of fascinating self-expression, but also a world of new connections, new opportunities, new beginnings, and, most importantly, new stories.”
Mr. Ahorsu is inspired by great photographers both home and abroad: the late Emmanuel Bobbie (popularly known as Bob Pixel) from Ghana and Sails Chong, one of the most famous commercial photographers from China.
Joseph Akolgo Nyaaba is a certified perioperative nurse with a passion for photography. As a photo enthusiast, he has become the creative force behind Joseph Nyaaba photography, which can be found across various social media platforms.
He explained to this website that he “strives to utilise my photography skills to make a positive impact by showcasing and promoting our rich cultural heritage, traditional rites, and vibrant festivals. In my upcoming exhibition focused on funeral rites, I aim to shed light on fading traditions and cultural practices. It is my sincere desire to preserve these valuable aspects of our heritage for future generations. Through my lens, I capture the essence and significance of these rituals, emphasising their importance and sharing their stories with the world.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana