A photo taken by an amateur photographer of a woman in Northern Ghana carrying vegetables from a farm has been declared as best photo at this year’s Wiki Love Folklore photo contest in Ghana. In the picture, the beautiful blue skies of the North act largely as background whiles the woman is captured trekking home or perhaps to the market from what appears like a long day at the farm. She adorns tattered African costume with a large creamy scarf hanging over her shoulders as she balances a pan containing variety of vegetables on her head. The Picture which was taken by Accra – based Haliq Abu Ibn Shiraz entered the contest along with over 1,200 other entries and won following acclaims by a team of local photography experts.
Wiki Loves Folklore is an annual international photography contest which started in 2018. The purpose of the contest is to document folk cultures in different regions of the world. Sadik Shahadu, the country coordinator for Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 spoke highly of Ibn Shiraz’s Photo, disclosing that it has now been selected along with ten other outstanding pictures to be presented as Ghana’s entry for the competition’s global edition where $400 prize package is at stake.