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Prince Gyasi



Prince Gyasi






Ghanaian photographer Prince Gyasi shoots vibrant, curated images of his hometown, the energetic West African city of Accra, Ghana.

Gyasi is a self-described iPhone photographer and artistic vessel; using imagery as his medium to express what he sees and feels. The photographer’s body of work conveys arresting and colorful compositions, often featuring portraits of friends, family and muses in emotive poses against colored backdrops. Some of Gyasi’s featured images are part of his ‘BoxedKids’ series, a photographic project turned GoFundMe campaign created by Gyasi and his partner. The nonprofit project attempts to help creative, underprivileged children in Jamestown to pursue their creative talents through access to education. The term ‘boxed kids’ describes children who are trapped in an place or situation; in this instance Gyasi is referring to the difficulties experiences by life in Jamestown. His subjects portray much human emotion; sometimes through overt facial expression but other times through striking body language alone. In this way we are shown both their power and softness.(text Stephanie Wade, Ignant site, 2018)

All images © Prince Gyasi
“ I wasn’t forced to be a creative, it just happened. I think it was a Calling…”
– Prince Gyasi

“ I think outside of the box. Sometimes you have to be a daredevil and take risks when you are creative. Even though I am a shy guy, Prince Gyasi wants to make an impact and inspire people especially the youth. He wants to make a difference. I see my talents as a gift and, I want to extend that gift onto people because it can be a blessing to them” – Prince Jyesi

“ My grandfather was a high life legend. At a young age, he tried to teach me how to play the guitar and when he died I was so sad. I think my childhood memories are embedded into a legacy of creativity. I’ve been a storyteller, photographer, and creative director professionally for over two years now. I think everything around me is just ingenious. My parents inspire me with their music, and I never forget God. God is the true artist, look at the world, look around you and you’ll find that the supreme being is the greatest at creation. And, if you recognized that, then it is going to reflect in your work.”- Prince Jyesi


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“ God influences my art when it comes to creating stories and concepts the Bible gives me a lot of ideas to put things together. I see the world differently from other people, I see the world as a God-given time for us to make an impact on the earth. And, to get the opportunity to influence people and to glorify the name of God is what I live for.” – Prince Jyesi
(quotes from A Valid Review, August 2018)