African Art: Francis Kokoroko Capturing Moments

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Francis Kokoroko is transforming the face of modern day Ghana with his breathtaking photos of everyday people.  Through Instagram and other internet platforms, Ghanaian photographers like Francis are showcasing Africa to the world. The every day sometimes benign activities that you would find on any continent and in any country.

Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com

Francis always had an affinity to photograph the small stories, like images of his mother and family. He became drawn to the power of storytelling that photography allowed. While studying computer science, he took a photography course that opened his mind to the power that the camera yields. In the editorial field, he has become a highly sought after creative. Having landed the cover of Signatures magazine in March, his notoriety is growing steadily. Having been picked up by media outlets like Afropunk, there is no doubt that he will continue to rise in notoriety for his portraits and storytelling photos.

Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com

His photos grab you, every photo is not just a photo, as it invites you into the lives of the subjects. Francis hopes to reach anyone with an interest in Africa where a lot of exciting things are happening. His focus is not creating the most spectacular image but to convey a story that will last long after the photo is gone.

Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com
Photo Credit: okokoroko.tumblr.com

What are your thoughts on his work?

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