FOTO VIM: The Adabraka Sessions pt. 2

Check out more fotos of the ACCRA [dot] ALT crew on location in the beautiful historic neighborhood of Adabraka. The team breaks down their take on Accra and their inner visions for life in the African city.

Double-click on photos to enlarge. All photos by ACCRA [dot] ALT.

O RED, U GO KILL ME

O RED, U GO KILL ME

3 WISE MEN

3 WISE MEN

Red Skirt 2 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTOrange Wise 2 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTRed Skirt 4 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTAFUA ASONA [Design Contributor]:

“Everything is in Accra. I think we’re having a peak of it now – a taste of 60’s and 70’s [U.S.] where people are moving back to being natural.”

Orange Wise 5 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTRed Skirt 5 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALT

Man in the Mirror 3 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALT

MAN IN THE MIRROR

Red Skirt 7 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTRed Skirt 8 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALT

NANA MILLZ [Production Coordinator], Ashesi University:

“For me, Accra has always been home. No matter how bad it gets, it will always be home for me.”

PURPLE DRANK

PURPLE DRANK

GAME OF THRONES

GAME OF THRONES

Nana Millz 3 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALT

NANA MILLZ:

“Unplanned structures throughout the town – that’s the kind of Accra I saw growing up. I just hope that it will be better for my kids one day.”

Josh Tackie 2 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTJOSH TACKIE [Intern]:

“I’m hoping to see an Accra where the people are more open-minded to different ideas. We have to do more innovative stuff.”

Nana Millz 7 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTNANA MILLZ:

“For future, I see a lot of development. I see slums disappearing. I see urban centers springing up in more places, and Accra being a safer place than it is now.”

Josh Tackie 5 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALT

Nana Millz 5 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTJosh Tackie 7 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTJOSH TACKIE:

“It’s our way of thinking, our way of doing things that has kept us in this situation at the level that we are now. A lot of things will be happening. I see Accra in a better place than it is now.”

ADABRAKA, darling

ADABRAKA, darling

Josh Tackie 8 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTBlue Indigo 5 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTAIGERIM [Writing Contributor] New York University:

“Accra is my breathing room. My Accra is a new set of eyes.”

SPEAKER FUTURE

SPEAKER FUTURE

JASE TAY [Intern] University of Ghana-Legon:

“For me, Accra is where everything happens. It happens in Accra first and affects the whole country. Accra is the image of the country.”

Blue Indigo - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALTJase's Tay 2 - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALT

JASE TAY:

I don’t know how to put it into words – I’m leaning towards a future where Las Vegas is the Accra of the western world. Yeah, that’s my hope for the future.

Jase's Tay - photo by ACCRA [dot] ALT

JASE TAY:

We’re all looking for creative stuff, something that blows our minds away. Creative ingenuity. Like lyrics, the arts. Where people say, “Is this Ghanaian?” And we’re like, “Yeah.” And you’re like, “Wow…”

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4 thoughts on “FOTO VIM: The Adabraka Sessions pt. 2

  1. Pingback: Fotoski » Blog Archive » FOTO VIM: The Adabraka Sessions pt. 2 | ACCRA [dot] ALT Radio

  2. Make you no kill’am, Red. The three Wise men be mad cool. I see in their eyes, the joys of innocence; the freedom to say what comes to mind; play charles-kele until Ma comes out screaming with one those skinny canes…I love this blog it feeds my imagination.

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