Nana Kofi Acquah wins international award

Nana Kofi Acquah wins international award

Popular Ghanaian photograper, Nana Kofi Acquah, has become the first recipient of the World Press Photo and Tim Hetherington Fellowship Award.

Nana Kofi Acquah wins international award

The multi-award-winning photographer announced the good news on Instagram.

The Tim Hetherington Grant is an annual 20,000 euro grant awarded to a visual journalist to finalize an ongoing project on a human rights theme.

It was established in 2011 to celebrate the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi's forces in Misrata, Libya, in April 2011.

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Nana Kofi expressed hope that his work would help create the Africa that Tim worked so hard and died for.

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