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