About the Book
Carsten ten Brink has travelled extensively in Africa. In Ghana, he travelled thousands of kilometers throughout the country, documenting the life of its inhabitants. From Accra to Bolgatanga, from Wa to Cape Coast, in Techiman and Tamale, at the bridge at Bambi and the incredible bustle that is Kumasi, Ghanaians worked by the roadside. Ghana at Work was inspired by these scenes of activity.
A selection of the photographs are part of an exhibition of paintings and photographs "A World of Work" held in London in December 2012.
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Standard Portrait, 8×10 in, 20×25 cm
- Publish Date Nov 21, 2012
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Carsten was born in Germany and has lived in Australia, Japan, Switzerland and England, where he is currently based. He studied photography, printmaking and painting in London. He has travelled extensively - to over 75 countries to date - and draws his inspiration from watching people live their daily lives. Substantial portions of both his photography and his painted works have an observational / street photography element. He has exhibited work in the UK and Germany and his photographs have appeared in publications in Europe, the Americas and Asia.