Friday 14th February, 2020
By Gifty Amofa, GNA
Accra, Feb. 13, GNA – Detective Lance Corporal
Gershon K. Gbeve, a photographer of the Police Criminal Investigations
Department (CID) has been adjudged the Best Tradition and Culture Photographer
of 2019 by the Association of Professional Photographers, Ghana (APPG).
This was at the maiden edition of
TheGrandPixels Photography Awards, organized by the AccraPhotoWeek and APPG in
The contest received entries from members of
the Association across the country.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, he said “I
dedicate this award to the former Director General of CID Commissioner of
Police Mrs Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah for giving me the opportunity to always
follow her to programmes, which drives me to learn new ways of making meaning
of photographs day after day”.
Mr Gbeve says, Pete Souza, the former White
House Photographer to President Barack Obama is his mentor.
“I use the realities of life to tell
photographic stories to show people how I see Things” he said.
He said his passion for photography took him
to places he never dreamt of going as well as people he never thought of
The award, he said gave him a bigger platform
to continue to speak against Domestic Abuse and Gender-based Violence against
Women and Children with his photographs, stating that he would make more photo
stories of tradition and culture to project Ghana and Africa to the
Detective Lance Corporal Gbeve started his
profession as a Photographer in 2003 and joined the Police Service in 2012.
Mr Gbeve was also one of the players who
represented Ghana in the West Africa saeson4 MTN Soccer Academy Reality
Show on Metro TV in 2010.