Nzulezo Exhibition by Ghanaian-Canadian Photographer George Qua-Enoo

Upcoming photo exhibit and fundraiser features remote African “lake village”

  In 2011 George Qua-Enoo a Ghanaian-Canadian photographer decided to visit his home country Ghana after being away for almost a decade. With a desire to experience more of his home country, he ventured into towns and cities he had never visited while growing up. With one week to spare, he packed up his camera to explore the extraordinary town of Nzulezo. The town and its remarkable residents are featured in an upcoming exhibit being held by the Hamilton-based photographer in October.   Nzulezo is a town built on a lake in the Western Region of Ghana. The ancestors of the town are fabled to have migrated with the help of a snail from the Malian city of Timbuktu, the trade center of Africa between the 11th and 15th centuries. The local language Nzema translates Nzulezo as “surface of the water”; the buildings and some amenities in the town are supported on the lake by wooden stilts and raffia. With a population of about 600 people the town is run by a council of chiefs and elders and has been in existence for more than 500 years.   After a week of exploring Nzulezo, it was obvious to Mr. Qua-Enoo the town faced many hurdles, such as the local elementary school being housed in two crowded classrooms, a situation that broke his heart. While heading back to Canada he decided to hold a photo exhibit to raise funds to allow the chief and town elders to expand the school and enable the children to have adequate space to learn effectively.   The Nzule Exhibit opens October 26th 2012 at George’s studio, located at 270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, ON. As a professional photographer, George uses creative lighting skills to create portrait shots that captivate your heart, engages the mind and leaves you asking more about the subject’s story.   Exhibition Dates: Date: Oct 26th & 27th 2012          Opening Time 7pm       Advanced Tickets:$10 Photo Exhibit by George Qua-Enoo                        www.gqart.com Art Work Illustrations by Abena Asomaning        Website Music Highlighted by Kojo “Easy” Damptey        Website     For more information contact at George Qua-Enoo or call 905 923 0552
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