- PhMuseum 2017 Women Photographers Grant
Butterflies are sign of good thing
Dates2017 - Ongoing
- Topics Portrait, Social Issues, Documentary
- Location Greater Accra, Ghana
An observational research on women in Accra, about their ways to survive in the lack of economical opportunities.
Is my dream
And I wish to be there
And I will be there
Whether they like it or not
I want to be there and I will be there
Anything that I always think
And imagine or
I pray to God"
Exploring Accra and surrounding neighbourhoods, this is a multifaceted research on the plights and living conditions of amongst the youth, particularly sexworkers, who have dreams to leave their country, but also minors, who struggle to avoid entering the prostitution field. Old tragedies and nightmares fuel an inner strength to survive in a society despite economic hardships, religious confines, and strong misogynistic views.
The series can be understood and observed as a poetic form. It stays open to imaginations, rather than straightforwardly depicting the realism while exploring the relationships between artist and protagonist.
This project was realized in collaboration with video artist P Sam Kessie and grant-aided by the VG-Bildkunst. (The pictures are all taken by Ulla Deventer). It can be extended with texts, videos and drawings.