The maiden version of Accra Photo Week has finished with a phone for pertinent stakeholders to do extra in advertising nearby tourism.
The weeklong celebration of photography themed “The Outside the house Within” emphasised on harnessing the affect of photography to endorse domestic tourism.
Speaking at the finish of the 7 days-long festival final Saturday, an Govt Director of Remex Communication Dr Carl Nutsugah reported though Ghana’s tourism sector seems vibrant and governments above the decades have shown a solid dedication to endorsing tourism, a lot has not been attained at the nearby amount as envisioned.
He stated that Ghana has made sizeable revenue from worldwide tourism but the possible of domestic tourism hasn’t been explored a great deal and it was about time sure domestic places are highlighted.
Dr Nutsugah indicated that Ghana is blessed with tourist web pages that have anthropological and business price that has been obscured from the rest of the country and by extension the environment. He pointed out that these spots can only be learned when photographers are provided the essential aid to make this sort of expeditions.
He, for that reason, called for stakeholder engagements to increase consciousness of the probable and relevance of domestic tourism, incorporating that a vivid and sustainable domestic tourism sector can engage in a very important part in Ghana’s environmental, economic and social development.
The inaugural Photo 7 days arranged by REMEX Communications highlighted a two-day master class session with some of Ghana’s leading photographers, artist-dialogue where specialist and newbie photographers shared ideas on the transformative position the lens plays in telling the African tale and picture walks exactly where contributors took component in night time images.
The Image Exhibition which was a central component of the pageant showcased a collection of images that bundled character, modern, architectural landscape, sports, vogue and everyday lifetime and tradition and society.
Couched in diverse inspiration and aesthetic characteristics the photographs captured a wide range of factors with varied artistic styles that described subjects of photos without having textual content illustrations.
The Chief Government Officer and project lead for Remex, Nana Kojo Antwi Kesse claimed the photographs exhibited reflected Ghana’s pictures journey and the awe-inspiring pictures only go to confirm that we have all it can take to carry on highlighting the positives and the growth of the place.
“Our purpose was to winner a pioneering trigger that is capable of making use of photography to transform the tales we convey to. Indeed, some of the photos we obtained for the duration of the get in touch with for the exhibition was considered-provoking and we believe that it can only get better,” he stated.
Mr Antwi Kesse famous that the documentation of Ghana’s history via visible story creates a reference point that enables us to maintain keep track of of the numerous timelines of our background and the importance of these types of documents goes over and above viewing and taking stock but has the probable to assistance handle some troubles and difficulties that have been documented in the past.
The night was climaxed by the Maiden Grand Pixels Images Awards where 12 deserving photographers who have applied their lenses to portray Ghana in a optimistic mild and promoted area tourism were being honoured.
The winner of the journey and tourism classification obtained an all-expense-paid out trip to Zaina Lodge for a weekend safari excursion. All winners of every single category received a digicam accent moreover a certificate of honour.