Art Attack: Michael Aboya’s portraits are the most wholesome photos you’ll see today

If you’re heavy into Ghanaian fine-art photography, you may have seen Michael Aboya’s work before. He’s a self-taught photographer whose lens captures amazing portraits of pastoral Ghanaian life- children in the sun, young men tossing in the beach sand with dancers leaping in still motion.

Michael Aboya for Agora Awards 2019.

He is young and ready and well regarded in the fine-art photography community. So much so that his work has garnered him recognition from Adobe Photoshop. In 2021, Michael Aboya’s photograph of a boy somersaulting over a river under a sunset won the Adobe Lightroom Splash Screen Image.

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And this milestone is one of 6 others the young photographer has under his belt. His photograph ‘Songs of Freedom’ won the Best Photo of the Year at the 2019 Agora Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

For us at BraPerucci, we fell in love with Aboya’s work from the wholesome subjects he captures- the Ghanaian boy child in unbridled ecstasy, surreal portraits of contemporary dancers in motion and images of young couples resting in each other’s embrace.

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His subject matter is deeply African and the themes that pervade are ‘liberation’ and ‘joy’. We love Michael Aboya’s art and we believe you’ll love it too.

You can view more of his work on his website here.

Scroll down to view wholesome images as seen on Michael Aboya’s Instagram feed.















PHOTO CREDIT: IG/@aboya.8





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