When travelling to Ghana, or any other destination I may just add, I knew I wanted to capture the everyday life of locals and the local feeling as much as I could. There is always a debate I have with myself of how I portray a place, a village, the people, the country without falling into stereotypes or without romanticizing it either, but always with a balanced view (which I know that it is going to be distorted no matter how much I try to be neutral and politically correct, precisely because I am a foreigner to that place). I have this debate even more when I take and publish photographs of children, as they are not in a position to freelly give their permission. I think this is a dilema all proffesional/amateur photographers have. I decided eventually to publish this photograph as part of a series about Ghana, hoping you will see what I see. That is, a beautiful pure soul, smilling from all her heart and giving love. She made my heart melt when she gave me a hug and I felt then that love has no borders, has no skin colour and doesn't know any language. Love IS the language.
Nsawam, Ghana 2014
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