Monday, February 1, 2021

Paradise Lost: The Dark Secrets of Ghana's Lake Volta – In Pictures

The images in the series were taken over two trips, one to the northern region of the lake and the other to the southern region. Photograph: Jeremy Snell/courtesy of Open Doors Gallery

This enormous reservoir spans vast part of the country and submerges whole forests of trees. But it is also bound up with the heartbreaking use of child labour. The Boys of Volta series by Jeremy Snell is a portrayal of the people and environment surrounding Lake Volta, Ghana. A book of images is published by Setanta, with 10% of profits donated to the NGO International Justice Mission. [More

Fishing is now one of the main industries for the people here. The trade demands long hours in often challenging conditions. Snell’s series follows the story of the fisher boys he encountered there