Eric Gyamfi | Just Like Us

Country of origin: Ghana
Project location: Ghana
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2016

Why sexual do minorities exist? Who are they and how do they live? How different are their everyday lives? And how does that threaten mine? How similar or different are we, and in what ways do our lives and experiences intersect? How significant are our differences?

With these questions in mind, the project “Just Like Us” becomes the beginning of a journal on the lives of queer friends I call participants, and others I meet along the way who have or will possibly lend themselves over to this continuous visual record of the mundane aspects of life that exist outside of the heteronormative, yet within it. These records of their existence are a part of the cumulative history of Ghana.

“Just Like Us” aims to show images of fellow human beings.