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Agbogbloshie, Ghana: Men are burning cables in the open to recover the copper materials inside. It had rained heavily, and the man in the black shirt is keeping himself warm as he waits for his copper wires. © 2019 Muntaka Chasant
Atidza or Acadja Brush Park Fishing: Urban poor fishermen use mangrove brush woods to create artificial habitat to attract Blackhin Tilapia (sarotherodon melanotheron) in the Densu River in Accra, Ghana. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
A 'burner boy' holding freshly recovered copper wires and smoking a cigarette at Agbogbloshie, Ghana. Agbogbloshie 'burner boys' use styrofoam packaging and scrap tires as fuel to burn insulated copper wires in the open to reclaim the copper materials inside. This is a major source of air pollution Accra, Ghana's capital city. © 2019 Muntaka Chasant
African cattle grazing: A herd of African beef cattle forages on an e-waste dumpsite at Agbogbloshie, an area renowned for its heavy metals pollution. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Hazardous child labour: A 12 years old boy carries a cathode-ray tube-based TV on the head. He used a hammer to break it apart for the iron materials inside. An estimated 152 children worldwide between 5 and 17 years are in child labour. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Poverty in Africa image: Living in a harsh urban environment, Kwabena Akese, 25 years, makes a living by risking injury to swim in the polluted Korle Lagoon in Accra, Ghana, to collect plastic waste, which he sells for pennies. Around 80 million young people in Africa live in extreme poverty, according to a World Data Lab report. More than 860 thousand young people in Ghana between 15 and 34 years are unemployed. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Child labour image: A 15-year-old boy engaged in hazardous child labour is using his bare hands to dig into a mixture of dirt and small metals, including rusty nails. He is sifting dirt from the metals before selling them at $0.15 per kilo at Agbogbloshie, Ghana. An estimated 73 million children worldwide aged 5-17 works are in dangerous working conditions, according to ILO statistics. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Fish smoking in Ghana: A woman uses metal drum kilns to smoke tuna fish in Accra, Ghana. Using traditional kilns to smoke fish exposes fish smokers to substances such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), fine particles, and carbon monoxide. PAHs are known carcinogens and have been linked to skin, lung, and several other cancers. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Documentary-filmmaking: A Japanese cinematographer uses the Sony A7III, the Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens, and the RØDE VideoMic Pro Plus to grab a scene during documentary filmmaking. Copyright © 2019 Muntaka Chasant
Cruelty to animals: Fisherman drags a sea turtle across a fish landing site strewn with plastic bags in Accra, Ghana. Copyright © 2015 Muntaka Chasant
Man Smiling Photo: Poor hard-working African man smiling at the camera. © 2019 Muntaka Chasant
Child labour in Africa: Osei (right), 15 years old, is about to smash an old CRT TV against a rock to recover the iron materials inside at Agbogbloshie, Ghana. Fourteen-year-old Ankrah in a lime green t-shirt with “I can do it!” on the front is waiting for his turn. More than 70 million children in Africa are estimated to be in child labour. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Men reconnect water pipes and fix broken wooden bridge at the Sodom and Gomorrah slum near the center of Accra, Ghana. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Blue crab fisherman in Ghana. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Youth boxing in Ghana: Charles Quartey, a Ghanian former amateur boxer, trains young people from low-income communities in Accra to fight. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Salt marsh image. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Fishing in Ghana: Fisherman attends to his brush park in the Densu River after 4 weeks. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Monochrome photography: An artisan handmakes aluminium cookware as sun rays come through the window on a warm day. Accra, Ghana. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Climate change and poverty: Young women at a Fishing Village in Ghana sell blue crabs to earn an income amid limited resources and a decline in fish catch caused by many factors, including climate change. Ocean warming is disrupting the livelihoods of fishers along Ghana's coastlines. They are pushed into poverty when they cannot work and earn an income. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Nzulezo artisan, son, and father during tough times. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Urban poor woman use traditional kilns to smoke fish in Ghana. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Fishing in Ghana: Frustrated urban poor man gets ready to cast his fishing net over the heavily polluted Korle Lagoon. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
A 76 years old urban poor fisherman work through early evening hours. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Children engaged in hazardous in Accra, Ghana's capital city. From top left: Ayitey, 14, Ankrah, 14, Frimpong, 12, Tanko, 11, Mustafa, 13. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Agbogbloshie September 2020: Scrap tires about to be unloaded and incinerated in the open for steel wires. This is a major source of air pollution in Accra, Ghana's capital city. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
African man working and smoking photo. Thousands of young people with no education flee rural hunger and poverty to cities in search of economic opportunities every year in Ghana. Many end up in urban slums, where they lack basic sanitation and other essential services such as safe water and healthcare. Over 40% of people between 15 – 35 in Ghana have no education, according to a Ghana Statistical Services report. © 2019 Muntaka Chasant
Climate change image: Amisa Lagoon and the Gulf of Guinea with fishing canoes parked in the middle. The canoes had been parked there for months because the fishermen get zero fish when they go out to sea. Fisheries is Ghana is already in decline, but climate change is exacerbating it. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Fishing in the Korle Lagoon: An Accra fisherman now fishes in the heavily polluted Korle Lagoon due to a decline in fish catch as a result of marine plastic pollution and other factors. He's tired of it and wants Accra residents to stop sending plastic waste to the sea. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
DJI Mavic Air 2 Sample Photos: View of an estuarine ecosystem in Accra, Ghana. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

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