Mirka Laura Severa


Contemporary European Photography


“King Togbui Ngoryifia C├ęphas Kosi Bansah is an African king. He governs his tribe, the Ewe in Ghana, daily after his shift and on the weekends by phone and e-mail. He works as a master mechanic in his own garage during the day in Ludwigshafen in the Rhineland, Germany. He returns to Ghana several times a year to dedicate his full attention to the issues of his people. He is building schools, bridges and wells, donates water pumps and vehicles. To obtain money for these aid projects he performs as a singer, attends TV-shows and public events. Despite these appearances he is the authentic leader of 2.3 million and the issues he addresses are severe.” - Mirka Laura Severa about her project King Bansah