Thankfully the days of you relying on google for authentic images of foreign countries are long gone! Thanks to social networks such as Instagram, you can view any country through the eyes of locals. Here are 10 Ghanaian Instagram accounts you should follow for a local’s-eye view of Ghana:
Our Top 10 Ghanaian Instagram Accounts
Beautiful Ghana (@beghanaian)
We think Ghana is the most beautiful country on earth, hence we dedicate our Instagram feed to its beautiful people, flora, fauna, and sights. Additionally, we find beauty in everything in Ghana, which you can certainly tell from our feed.
Nana Kofi Acquah (@Africashowboy)
Documentary photographer Nana Kofi Acquah is passionate about showcasing Africa, feminism, and economic development through storytelling. Hence, he populates his feed with a mix of his work for clients such as UNICEF and images of his family. Equally important, his well thought out captions are almost as good as the photographs.
Being a Fotombo follower gives you a front row seat to creative Mutombo’s day to day life. Since he always has his iPhone, he makes images of daily life, photo walks and stunning beaches. Not only does he take candid images, but he also ensures that they are exceptionally well timed and framed.
Kwasi Darko (@kwasi_darko)
Kwasi has dedicated his feed to the vivid colors of people, buildings, and nature in Accra. He has an eye for juxtaposing his suspecting and unsuspecting subjects against vivid colors in the environment. Hence, his timeline is a colorful burst of imagery that you certainly need on your feed.
Jessica Sarkodie (@jessicasarkodie)
Jessica has dedicated her Instagram account to capturing everyday moments with her iPhone or Fujifilm x30. She loves to capture Accra’s colorful buildings just as much as its colorful people. Most noteworthy is that most of her photographs are a tribute to her hometown in Ghana.
Latifah Iddriss (latifah_iddriss)
As a tropical country, Ghana is blessed with lush and verdant foliage. Latifah’s feed is on our list as a top Ghanaian Instagram account to follow because of her detailed images of local greenery. Additionally, she posts in a unique triptych style, which gives her feed a visually pleasing symmetry.
Francis Kokoroko (@accraphoto)
Francis is a creative and photojournalist with a keen interest in documenting the ever evolving cultures and everyday life on the Africa continent. Like his Instagram name suggests, his feed is mostly images of life in Accra. In addition, Francis captures everything from the chill nightlife to historic events such as Independence Day parades.
Charles Lawson (@MrC_Lawson)
Charles captures Ghana’s buildings and built environment with his images. In light of the fact that he is a trained architect, he’s able to capture unique shots of landmark buildings.
TJ has a great eye for portrait photography. With his steady hands and eye for detail, he makes visually arresting portraits both in the studio, and in the subject’s natural environment.
What do you think of our shortlist? Are there any Ghanaian Instagram accounts that you love that aren’t up here? Share in the comments!