Antoine Jonquiere: Sankofa
Aïma, 13, lives with her family in Jamestown, one of Accra’s poorest neighborhoods. Since both Aïma’s parents have to work in order to provide for the family, Aïma left school and takes care of her three siblings.
Blind Boy, Jamestown, Accra
11-year-old Joseph takes a rest in his father’s wooden canoe near Ada Foah, Southern Ghana. This water taxi carries locals commuting between the many small villages located on the Volta River estuary.
‘Sand Dust’ - Jamestown, Accra
Jude, 12, Dixcove. First of his highschool class, Jude prefers football to academic studies
and hope to become the next Ghanaian national team star.
Shane,8, Ada Foah
Komenda - Southern Ghana
© Astrid Öhnfeldt
Antoine Jonquière is a French documentary and portrait photographer based in Marseille, France. Driven by research-led, self-initiated projects, his work often explores countries and cultures through the relationship existing between tradition and modernity. He has documented Tamil palm wine collectors in northern Sri Lanka, young boxers in Accra, Ghana, and is currently working on a documentary about Swahili identity in Zanzibar, Tanzania. His work has been featured in GEO Magazine, Photo Vogue, Suitcase, and Gestalten.