New Life, 20

  • Photographer
    Antoine Jonquiere
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Date of Photograph
  • Technical Info
    1/60, ISO 200, F11

New life, 20, works as a gold miner in the Southwestern Region of Ghana in Western Africa. Working 6 days a week, 10 hours a day in extreme conditions to satisfy the ever growing demand for the precious metal, New Life is a self-appointed name. From 'Sankofa' a series of portraits of the young generations of Ghanaian focusing on the relation existing between tradition and modernity. Coming from Twi, a dialect of the Akan languageĀ spoken in southern and central Ghana, Sankofa literally meansĀ to go back and get what was taken.

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