Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ghana Trip

Hey guys, I just wanted to switch it up a bit and share pics with you all from a recent trip (that I was very lucky to take!).

I want to give a huge thanks to The Picture Book Project, whom I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Ho, Ghana with this summer. It was a true honor to represent the artists who donated their time and their art to the ‘Art Blocks for Ghana’ auction and PBP’s coloring book. Seeing first hand the extraordinary contributions everyone made was humbling. The impact is evident and the kids benefiting from all of it are so appreciative. They’re filled with endless amounts of energy, curiosity, excitement, and a desire to learn and absorb. Not to mention loads of creativity... all while growing up in an environment that can be very challenging. Their perseverance to keep moving forward is contagious and I can’t express how humble and proud I was to be a part of it all.







neighborhood kids swinging by to say hi

showed him one of my handshakes =)

that's sammy

edem, noble, constance, ema, sammy & patricia

alolo scoping out the bus

on our way to a monkey sanctuary

alolo dressed to impress on the field trip

the monkey king

noble feeding the monkey a banana

making our way to wuli falls



wuli falls

the rock faces were spectacular


romeo having a good time

emanuel and richard

sammy taking a break from futbol



wulasi better late than never ;)

precious and I hanging out on the sidelines

george (the ice cream man) and sister!

storm clouds looming

this guy got caught!

'mama josephine' of the hopkins foundation

sammy and crew eating lunch at the local futbol stadium


ema having a great time

sammy up close and personal

having fun with the kids

showing noble some of my new jams

these kids were fast! hard time keeping up with them

princilla had the right idea






sika

evelyn

precious

playing a round of simon says

richard dancing in the rain

ema taking a break from using his 'man-power' to pound out fufu

richard


edem


some of the kids waiting around for a big group shot



sam the man & will the thrill

14 comments:

Polyminthe said...

So great man! Must have been wonderful, thanks for sharing.

Amanda Stoner said...

This is a beautiful series of photos! Looks like a really great trip and your photography documenting skills are as commendable as your illustration skills. What a beautiful bunch of people.

Particularly love this one.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R5Cb73F2QK4/UE7vldAQibI/AAAAAAAADd0/d1gVFG6x6w4/s1600/ghana_post_0050_Layer%2B35.jpg

My thanks too for you sharing these :)

Betsy Bauer said...

Looks like an amazing trip for an amazing cause!!

Hi, I am Juny. said...

good to see you, Willie.
These kids are beautiful, their face looked so innocence and happy.

Aseph ( as-if ) :-) said...

Man that's pretty darn cool! Looks pretty amazing there! Thanks for sharing!!!

miniPau said...

Qué bellas fotos y qué buen proyecto. It's one of those trips you go to help but instead they help you and chance you in subtle ways!

Kristen said...

These pictures are amazing! You all look like you're having a great time, thank you for sharing!! What a bunch of beautiful kids!

Xavier Yabut said...

Thanks for sharing! Your trip was filled with cool pictures and an amazing opportunity to go to Ghana.

Gillibean said...

Great photos! Looks like it was an incredible trip!

Kristin said...

beautiful

willie real said...

thanks guys :-)

Michelle Z said...

Beautiful photos - they take me back and make me smile!

Mike Bear said...

Thanks for sharing these with us, Willie.

C L A U D I A said...

Wow! That looks so awesome Williemo.
Glad you had fun.
~Claudia