Nana Kofi Acquah (@africashowboy) fuses his journalism and advertising past into his work across Africa, with the hope to help re-position the continent through new visual imagery and discourse. He is a member of the Instagram group @EverydayAfrica, an Assignment photographer for Getty Images, and the first recipient of the Tim Hetherington and World Press Photo Fellowship. Nana lives in a tiny village on the hem of Accra’s North Atlantic Ocean with his wife Gloria, their 3 children and 2 dogs.
His recent exhibition in Accra, his first at home, was entitled: “Don’t Call Me Beautiful” and was dedicated to raising social and political consciousness on the deliberate suppression and frustration of women in the culture.
He shoots across the continent for such clients as The Global Fund, Americares, Facebook, Nike, BBC, The Financial Times, BASF, Novartis Foundation, ActionAid, WaterAid, Hershey’s, AfDB, Standard Bank among many others.