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'The Gaze On Agbogbloshie,' Misrepresentation At Ghana's E-Waste Dumpsite:

Heather Agyepong explores misrepresentation at Ghana's e-waste dumpsite in her photo series 'The Gaze On Agbogbloshie.'

Ghana's Agbogbloshie, the notoriously large e-waste dumpsite, has become an increasingly popular site for journalists over the last decade. Consequently, it's also been a source of deep misunderstanding, according to Ghanaian-British photographer and visual sociologist Heather Agyepong. Her photo series The Gaze On Agbogbloshie explores the misrepresentation of Agbogbloshie and its socio-economic reality. We spoke with Agyepong, who is currently studying for an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths College, about her work in Agbogbloshie as well as the "western gaze" on African issues. Read on for the full Q&A and see a series of images from the project in the gallery above. Agyepong's photos will be featured in Habitus, an upcoming exhibition showcasing the work of MA Photography and Urban Cultures students from Goldsmiths, University of London, October 20-25th at the Menier Gallery in London.

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