Boateng, Derrick (b.1983)

Boateng’s photographic career began while he was studying business administration. Employing an Iphone gifted by his father, he amassed an online following, and his bright scenes capture his everyday surroundings. Since then, Boateng has garnered praise from Google, and shot the cover art for the American Rapper Common’s latest album, A Beautiful Revolution. The love Boateng has for his Ghanian home can be felt throughout his artwork. Boateng presents the everyday through the loving eyes of a local: people, joy and laughter burst through in his bold palette. “Through my work, I want to show my appreciation for Ghana. My photography is what Accra is to me, to its inhabitants:a colourful, vibrant and kind place. I’m inspired by the street markets, the colours that are everywhere, and the people and their energy.y photography celebrates Accra’s beauty,” he says.

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