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Nana Gyetuah, 56
Dekoto Junction, Ghana
Nana, known as Mama Koko, became the first female chief of her village. As such, she fought for the rights of the villagers, whose cocoa trees were being destroyed by the timber industry.When loggers destroyed and refused to repair a bridge, she mobilized her fellow villagers to create a roadblock. Her superior, the “stool chief,”complained when she exposed the corrupt relationship he had with the timber industry. He had her arrested, and she spent a month in jail. After CARE helped secure her release, she returned to seek restitution for her community’s ruined farmland. Mama Koko has successfully decreased the amount of logging in her territory, and her strength and position as chief make her a strong role model for the young women in her village.
Collection: Women Empowered - Nana Gyeutah
Artist: Photographer Phil Borges
Medium: black and white fine art photography collection
These beautiful black and white fine art photography of people portrait of indigenous cultures are the trademark of humanitarian photographer Phil Borges. All collections of Phil Borges' work are available at Hallmark Fine Art Gallery located in San Diego's La Jolla Cove. Gallery also has Phil Borges' award-winning photography books Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered. Call 858-551-8108 for more information.