Photo of the Day: Cassava farmer, Northern Ghana, West Africa – Image © Jason Florio

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Image © Jason Florio for Concern Universal, 2014

 

Traveling through Ghana, West Africa – photo assignment

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Image © Jason Florio – maize/corn farmers, Gozu, Northern Ghana, West Africa

 

For the past week or so, we’ve been hard at work in the field – quite literally, most of the time! – on assignment for, NGO, Concern Universal. It’s been an incredible experience, and it is always a pleasure to work with CU’s team of extremely dedicated, and passionate, project managers. And, of course, all the people we met, Jason photographed, and we interviewed, along the way, have made this assignment one of our most memorable experiences.

We’ve also knocked up a few 1000km’s traversing beautiful, and diverse, Ghana (big thanks to Daniel, our CU driver, for getting us around the country so efficiently – and with speed!) – starting in Accra, in the South, to Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, and into Wa, in the Northern region.

Here is just a smattering of images… we’ll have more to share in the coming week or so. Right now, we are relaxing – much needed – post-assignment, in the lush surroundings of La Paradise Inn, in Osu district, back in Accra.

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Photographer, Jason Florio, at work – shea butter production in the Kperisi community, Wa, Northern Ghana. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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Helen Jones-Florio, filming the interview of one of the sorghum farmers, Wa, Northern Ghana. Image © Jason Florio

 

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Winnowing the sorghum, Guzu, Northern Ghana. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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Inventive – boys playing football with a gourd, Ghana, West Africa. Image © Jason Florio

 

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Concern Universal billboard, Ghana. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

We look forward to sharing more stories from our Ghana assignment shortly.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

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