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Are you as strong as the Wa Women? | 2024

Artist: Nana Yaa Asare Boadu
Medium: Heavyweight Matte Photo Paper
Dimensions: 9.96 x 12.67 inches
Limited Addition of 3

I recently travelled to the upper north region of Ghana to a town called WA which is predominantly known for weaving kente cloth. Its also largely a muslim and christian community. The women there mostly ride on motorbikes and scooters with 2,3,4 kids in front, on the back and shopping or luggage. Its beautiful to see. Beautiful, strong, stoic and spirit… I could not stop taking pictures. Women walking with large objects on their heads baby on their back, while I was in a car, they were walking down a long empty roadside not a town in sight for 30 minutes. they made me feel weak, they made me warm, they made me smile, they made me want to be in on this secret strength, they made me think, they made me want to give them a hand, but i know they would look at me and say no…

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