Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti
Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti works across the genres of documentary, fashion and lifestyle. His work focuses on people who are prejudicially perceived and misunderstood. Through an analogue photography style, the colours in his images are warm and radiate a softness that give his subjects a poetic feel. This approach results in idealised and dignified images, aiming to document the true essence of his subjects. With his project, titled Golden Boy, he wants to improve the image of black youth in the media, and subvert the traditional rhetoric by associating them with excellence, riches and true beauty.
Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti (1994) is a fashion and documentary photographer based in Amsterdam. In 2017 he completed his studies in Communication & Multimedia Design at the HVA, Amsterdam. In 2021, he was nominated for the Foam talent program with his project Sika Kokoo, presenting contemporary Ghanaian culture and its heritage in a unique way. The same year he published this series in a book at Mendo. His work has been published in I-D Nederland, Vogue, Vrij Nederland and NRC among others.
Press play to listen to the song that is currently playing in Kwabena’s studio:
Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti – Randy (2019)
In the media:
Interview with Kwabena on his new new photo book
It’s Nice That
Available works by Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti
Golden Ray (2019)
Golden Boy (2019)