Dave Brown & Afrikids
Dave Brown has very kindly shared some exclusive images of his recent trip to Ghana in support of Afrikids with The Velvet Onion.
In his recent interview with us, Dave recounted some of his Ghanian exploits to TVO: “I went and lived with a family in this tiny little district called Talensi-Nabdam and I was the only white boy in the village. There were about forty to fifty people outside the house every night dancing and singing in celebration of me being there… They gave me a Ghanaian name, Yentotah – which meant ‘a gift from God’…
“What I came away with most was an amazement at how these communities with relatively nothing; with a lack of food, running water, sanitary conditions, access to medicine etc were all so welcoming, caring, loving and happy. It blew me away to be honest. I cant wait to go back!”
Brown has also begun putting hi-res versions of some of thes shots up on his newly relaunched photoblog APE – which has moved homes from blogspot to tumblr.
If you’d like to learn more about Afrikids, which works alongside indigenous communities in Ghana to improve the quality of life for rejected and vulnerable children, please visit their website and donate to this great cause.
Ditto. Such amazing pictures – I hope the people in them got a chance to see how beautiful they look.
What a privilege and blessing to be able to see these. Thank you!
Such inspiring photos and what a creative thinker is Dave Brown?
What an amazing and lovely person he seems.He’s so talented, and yet so unassuming about his creativity and his humanitarium projects.
The photos are beautiful! I’m in awe.So much talent and so much heart. Just beautiful.