Maggie Soladay

Photo Editor
Open Society Foundations
Nyani Quarmyne's Queen Mothers in Ghana
Location: New York, NY 10019
Nationality: American
Biography:   Maggie Soladay is photography editor at the Open Society Foundations in New York, working on human rights issues around the world. She curates weekly take-overs on the @opensocietyfoundations Instagram account and is always looking for... read on
Nyani Quarmyne's Queen Mothers in Ghana
maggie soladay
Jan 4, 2016
On the OpenSocietyFoundations Instagram feed this week, Accra, Ghana based Panos photographer Nyani Quarmyne is sharing his project about Queen Mothers (traditional female leaders in Ghana). I am so excited to watch these stories to unfold this week. It is harder than one thinks to find photography projects about people and societies growing stronger and headed in positive directions.

"In the Ghanaian context queen mothers are traditional female leaders, drawn from relevant chiefly lineages, who are responsible for the welfare of women and children in particular. After being sidelined during the colonial era, their role is being revived and is increasingly seen as a force for development - an ancient institution brought to bear on modern problems." -Nyani Quarmyne

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