Photography has become a field which largely interests the youth of today. You can find exceptionally good photographers in all senior high schools from mixed to single sexed schools. Ten to fifteen years ago, photography was considered a job for the illiterate or the poor. So why the sudden interest in photography?
In an interview with some high school photographers; I asked them why they choose photography,how it has helped them,their role models and the kind of stories their pictures tell.
Kweku Asare Ofori-Gyampoh, a photographer from Mfantsipm School said in the interview; “Over the years, photography has been a tool that has changed the way I think of the world, capturing life stories through the camera.” He went on to say “people didn’t see the use of photography but that didn’t discourage me. My pictures tell the story of life, hustle and the struggles that people go through. It has inspired me to tell stories that motivates others”.
My pictures tell the story of life, hustle and the struggles that people go through. It has inspired me to tell stories that motivates others”.Kweku Asare Ofori-Gyampoh
Kudjo Anaglo, a photographer from Pope Johns Senior High School who runs Iris Images said in an interview, “I had the passion since childhood. I liked technology a lot, basically the audio and visual aspect so I decided to dive into sound engineering and photography but due to the love I have for art I choose photography. Photography has helped me locate areas with the beauty of nature, it helped me know how to relate to diverse kinds of people and it has also widened my insight about art.” Kudjo went on to say “at a point in time I was really discouraged because photography needed a lot of financial investment and since my dad was more interested in my academic affairs I couldn’t ask him for help but I didn’t give up. Since I began photography my photos mostly spoke about the beauty of our surroundings and society. My role model is Laud Kotey”
– Minerva Yeboah