Gold Dust: Photographers explore the fascinating world of contemporary Ghana

In their series Gold Dust, photographic collective Tripod City travelled to Africa to explore and document contemporary, everyday life in Ghana, seeking to challenge the stereotypes cast upon the African continent.

The project collates the candid street scenes of Chris Lee, the poised portraiture of Paul Storrie and the dynamic intimacy of Charlie Kwai to imagine new horizons and shift perspectives.

Of course, Ghana is a territory that has been inhabited for millennia and has a population of 27 million. In 1957, it became the first sub-saharan African nation to declare independence from European colonisation. Today, Ghana's economy is one of the strongest and most diversified in Africa, following a quarter century of stability. Its culture is a fascinating melting pot of various influences, and it's growing in prosperity. Tripod City's incredible collection of images gives us a rich and satisfying glimpse into its people.

Now brought together for a new book entitled Gold Dust, it's the second publication by the trio, following on from their debut photo-book, Made in China – which was released in 2015.

Grab yourself a copy of the book at Village Books, or find out more about Tripod City at www.tripodcity.co.uk.

Via direct submission | All images copyright Tripod City, captioned with each photographer

Image  credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image  credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image  credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image  credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Chris Lee

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image  credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Paul Storrie

Image  credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Paul Storrie

Image credit: Charlie Kwai

Image credit: Charlie Kwai