Nipah Dennis

Photographer
   
Coming To Maria
Location: Ghana
Nationality: Ghanaian
Biography: Nipah Dennis is a Photographer based in Accra, Ghana.  Available for assignments.  Send an email for questions, comments, inquire about rates, and availability, or just to say hi.
Public Story
Coming To Maria
Credits: nipah dennis
Updated: 07/31/20
Location: Ghana

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto is a replica of a famous grotto in France of the same name. The sacred place is situated at Kpando Agbenoxoe in the Volta Region of Ghana. The site holds an annual pilgrimage for Christians from Ghana and neighbouring countries who seek spiritual nourishment, growth, and breakthroughs in their lives. It is held shortly before the end of the year and draws a large number of congregants to the site. The centrepiece of worship is a giant statue of Maria, the mother of Jesus, which serves as an integral part of the pilgrimage. Pilgrims honour the image as well as asking for intersection for their lives.

I first visited the place nine years ago when I was in high school, but only to witness the much talked about event in the region. Catholic activities fascinate me—their peaceful nature. My younger self wanted to be a Catholic.

In 2019, with a camera and some questions, I sought to uncover the idea of faith, activities of the sacred place and its contribution to the lives of pilgrims.

589

By Nipah Dennis —

VISUAL STORY

Baba Basket Tree House

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

Osie Caesar, Fish Farmer

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

Odile Tevie, Nubuke Foundation.

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

Ghanaian Beach

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

The Baba Tree House; After everyone is gone.

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

Everyday Ghana; A Photographic Life

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana — A Photographic Life; Living and working in Ghana.
VISUAL STORY

Winneba

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana — No community is ever the same. Images from a community in Winneba, Ghana.
VISUAL STORY

Lake Bosomtwe

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

Portraits

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

Interment

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

Festivals

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

Hope and Inspiration: From a Hotel Room

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana — Woven of soft lights and shadows From a room just off to the side of life With tender colours Comes a day of..
VISUAL STORY

Asafo

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
VISUAL STORY

The Twelfth Man

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana — Soccer has never been a sport I paid attention to. Whether it is the boys playing at the church compound at..
VISUAL STORY

Black Lives Matter

By Nipah Dennis / Ghana
Join us
for more access