We’ve all liked the page Humans of New-York. A unique insight on the most exciting city in the world through portraits of people with snippets or one liners on incredible life stories. The phenomenal project, turned website, turned Facebook page has taken the world by storm, inciting other photographers in various cities around the world to do the same.
Thus Humans of Ghana was born, a humble Facebook page depicting portraits of Ghanaians in their daily lives, the first ever Humans of… in Africa.
What inspired photographer Stanley Osei was of course the original page Humans of New York. For him, photography is important: “Photography is my life. I specialize mainly in wedding photography and do this Humans of Ghana in my free time especially when I’m fed up of editing wedding pictures.”
The positive social impact of the project is also evident: “I’m giving a voice to people who normally would never get the chance to make their voice heard. That is why I don’t discriminate on the people I interview. Everybody has a story I believe. ”
Recently, a photo he posted of a young boy is leading to a fundraising to help him further his education:
“When I uploaded John’s story a few days ago, most of you urged I look for him so we help him continue his education. I found him and some of you have helped by sending some money to Bridget Bright and I. We managed to locate his mom and took him home on Saturday. With the help of his mom, we enquired about how much his schooling will cost from Junior High School till he enters the University, his mom starting something lucrative to enable her cater for her five children as well as rent a decent place to live. Bridget and I came up with this idea that we could start some fund raising at Indiegogo. So we’re going to try to make it happen! Let’s help John go back to school and for his dream of becoming a medical doctor a reality.”
There is no doubt that this project can change lives. Discover some of his favorite photos and stories below and visit his Facebook page for more.