Photography has been notably associated to a profession for men. Apropos to this, most women photographers feel they have been kept on the periphery as far as photography is concerned.
In Ghana, there are outstanding and upcoming women photographers breaking the status quo.
Let’s Celebrate 10 Female Photographers in Ghana.
1.Nana Akua Boatemaa @akiboatimpressions
Nana Akua Boatemaa’s journey in photography began as a hobby and passion that gradually turned into a business. She works with her husband who is also into photography. Nana Akua is the chief executive director of AkiBoat Impressions. She has shot for Miss Malaika Ghana, Star Fm and celebrities like Naa Ashokor, Anita Erskine and Jocelyn Dumas.
2.Matilda Kafui Dogbatsey
Kafui Praise is a Ghana based photographer and film maker shooting under the brand Kafui Photography and KB films.Her journey also started as a passion.Kafui started shooting for people without getting paid. Her passion and seriousness has made her one of the renowned photographers in a male dominated field.
3. Selina Avleshi@linaavley_photos.
Selina Avelshie is a young and award winning photographer. She graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism with a degree in Communication with specialisation in Journalism. Her sterling performance as a student led her to win 2018 GIJ Eminence Awards, Outstanding Photographer. The journey for her, began in school when she decided to take photography as a hobby. She learnt more by joining the still photography team in church
4. Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevoh.
She is a Ghanaian sports photographer who has been recognised for her hardwork and zeal. Senyuiedzorm captured the Ghana Premier League, the Africa Cup of Nations and the Fifa World Cup. She also made a huge impact on women in sports photography when she qualified as the only Ghanaian photographer to cover the boxing bout between May weather and Conney McGregor. Her accolades include; Ghana’s Best Photographer at Sport Excellence awards and Top 50 Influential Young Ghanaians.
4.Sharon Okine@Sharon_ O photography
She is a talented Ghanaian photographer whose work centers mainly on fashion, beauty and editorial fields. Sharon loves travelling and taking pictures. Her interest for photography was always sparked when she watched American Next Top Model because she loved how the pictures turned out.
Charlene Asare is the CEO of C. Asare Photography. Her works comprise of fashion, beauty and editorial works. She loves taking pictures of models. Her hardwork and passion has made her brand well known.
6.Josephine Ngminvielu Kuuire- Mumble@mumblephotography
Josephine captures weddings and events. She is also a digital artist. She is the CEO of Mumble Photography. She was awarded the Portraits Ghana Photography prize in 2017 organised by the Embassy of Netherlands in Ghana.She has an art collection known as Afuabe.
7.Indira Efua Echeruo.
Indira Efua Echero is an amazing photographer of both Romanian and Ghanaian descent. Her great and commitment has given her recognition as one of Ghana’s top female photographers.
8.Sandra Serwa Siaw@serwah photography_
She is a Ghana based photographer. Her journey into the industry was inspired by her dad who is also a photographer. She had her tertiary education at Gh Media school. Her work revolves around documentaries, content creation, storytelling and retouching. She has worked as a professional for 5 years and currently an employee at Photo Africa gh. She loves to take pictures of the sea.
9.Vera Ewura Obeng
Vera is a professional wedding photographer and videographer. She is the CEO at vera obeng. She has remarkable works that has made her one of the renowned Ghanaian photographers.
10.Yvonne Maura Appiah
Yvonne is another talented woman in this industry. Her works are simply amazing. She has worked with Bob Bixel and shoots for Uone Maura Fotgraphy.