I have held off posting about my trip to Ghana because, quite frankly, I have been at a loss for words. It has taken a long time to process and formulate logical thoughts about what happened in Ghana… what I discovered, and what was unearthed within me.
In November 2015, I joined my sister, Dr. Carlye to a remote region of Northern Ghana. There, I spent 7 days documenting the important work of a medical relief team. Together with local Ghanian health professionals, the team travelled to remote villages with no healthcare. It was an incredible gift to document the work and impact of this team. I owe every single image I made to their compassion, dedication and hard work. I owe even more to the local Ghanaians who showed me their reality. As much hardship as I witnessed, these are some of the wealthiest people I have ever met. I witnessed the wealth that comes from the simplicity of living, free from phones, computers, internet, tv…etc. A good reminder of what’s important.
If i were to sum up my experience in Ghana with one word, it would be “Truth”. Truth that beauty exists in both life and death. I witnessed a life lost, and I witnessed a life saved. Both equally impactful. Both equally beautiful in their own unique way. I’ve chosen to limit this blog post to these two stories.
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