Nii Obodai Provencal | Big Dreams: Life Built on Gold

Country of origin: Ghana
Project location: Ghana
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2015

Gold makes up about 40 percent of external trade in Ghana, and has long been a part of its history. It was the gold trade that catalyzed the construction of imposing forts and castles along Ghana’s coast in the 1500s and 1600s, and it’s the gold trade that still wields power today. This project explores, with historical depth, the role gold mining plays in Ghana and the lives of its miners.