De money series, No. 1 by George Osodi

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George Osodi
b. 1974, Nigeria
De money series no. 1
Fuji crystal archival print
H x W: 80 x 120 cm (31 ” x 47 “)
National Museum of African Art, museum purchase, 2011-16-1


Mining and cutting into the land. Despite the dangers to their health from mercury exposure and damage to the environment from land degradation and water pollution, jobless youths and their families continue to search for gold, or “The Money,” in Obuasi, Ghana. Osodi frames aesthetic, alluring, and often shocking images that challenge viewers to consider real and troubling issues from very human perspectives.