The Wisdom Preparatory Academy is located in Adedenkpo, in the old city of Accra, Ghana.
It is an old mansion that once was important, and which has since been transformed into a school with classrooms for young people, with more than 300 students. Some of them were partially damaged by time and by the playing children living in the neighborhood. Confronting the old building is a large courtyard with informal houses where families grow their young children. And in this courtyard is installed a training academy of boxers, who dedicated their dreams of one day being great champions.
This project is a tribute to all children who continue to believe.
AUTHOR: João Miguel Barros MACAO
I was born in 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal
I am a lawyer by profession, in Lisbon and Macau. I was co-director of the SEMA culture and visual arts magazine (1972-1982). I recently began to exhibit my work.
Currently I have a photography exhibition in the Portuguese Contemporary Art Museum Berardo, Lisbon, called Photo-Scripts. (http://en.museuberardo.pt/exhibitions/photo-scripts-joao-miguel-barros)
I published two photobooks: “Between Gaze and Hallucination” in 2017 and “Photo-Scripts” in 2018.
I'm also a freelance curator in the area of contemporary photography. In recent years, I had studied the main contemporary Chinese and Japanese artists and I did the curatorship of two exhibitions in Lisbon of two important Chinese artists.