21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Ghana National Mosque VOL 1

The Ghana National Mosque is a mosque in Ghana which was the largest mosque in West Africa between the year of 2015 to 2017. Groundbreaking was 2012 and completed somwehere in 2015,The mosque is built in an Ottoman revival style with four minarets. The complex includes a residence for the imam,a school and a library. It was built at a cost of $10 million. It was funded by the Turkish Hudai Foundation in Accra with the support of the Turkish government. But when coronavirus started lately December 2019 and became pandemic in 2020 this shock the world and it will always be remembered,for a Model who like to tell stories and paint pictures with his creativity. For me to start projecting and shining a broad light unto my work i started looking at the places that would stand out from others,so i wanted a perfect place for my shots. Ghana National Mosque came to mind,it's one of the largest Mosque and modern type in all West Africa showing that place was also locked. Wearing a shirt at a Mosque show how unity we are wheather a Christian or Muslim we are one people and everybody is accepted to be with. As an African who wants his works to be wide known all over the world i came up with an African print mask,showing where am coming from and the kind of person i am and also my rich culture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Accra, Ghana
Copyright: © Ikon Shepherd