President Barack Obama in Ghana

I was so excited to learn that President Obama went to Ghana with his family last week. The country is beautiful with much to see. I travelled there a few years ago and was amazed with the warmth and grace of the people.

One of the most powerful experiences I had was visiting the slave forts of Cape Coast. It was incredibly sobering. I was alone in the "door of no return" room when I heard the rhymthic, chanting voices....mesmerizing. When I walked out to the ocean side, I saw the most spectacular, other worldly scene, as the fishermen were pulling in their daily catch.

The photos I shot inside the fort were added to my Mourning Light series about man's inhumanity to man.