Kwadwo Asiedu is one of our two highly commended from our Milim Community Photo Competition
Kwadwo Asiedu is an artist based in Accra, Ghana. Graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2020 with a BA in Communication Design. His journey of visual storytelling began in 2018. He communicate through photographs, using this medium to tell the story of people. Kwadwo focuses in the emotions that are captured in everyday life such as social happenings and cultural practices, and to highlight real moments in our lives. This is what makes photography come to life for him. He tries to balance his art between aesthetically appealing and realistic.
About the work: Beyond Green
The Aburi Botanical Gardens serve as a collection of Indigenous plants in the mountains of Aburi in Ghana. The space boasts of a cool environment and a fair amount of breeze. When Ghanaians frequent the area at various times in the year they are protected from the harsh sun and blessed with clean air. In order to truly display the richness of this particular space we have been blessed with, I chose to visit the area very early in the morning. A heavy mist shrouds the gardens and the communities nearby. Capturing the environment while in this state was important to me in order to better depict the serenity and protectiveness the trees have over the atmosphere there. In the rare occasion that someone passed by or an object was captured within frame, they became dwarfed by greenery. I would like people to think about what these trees mean mean beyond their ‘decorative’ green colour which some seem to think is their main purpose. Finally there is a relationship we have with nature, and we should work to build it on preservation and harmony rather than nonchalance and destruction.