JUST LIKE US

Magnum Foundation Fund grantee Eric Gyamfi invites us into an exhibition of his project, "Just Like Us." "See Me See You" is an interactive installation he's developed to encourage open dialogue about queer life in Ghana. "Why do sexual minorities exist?" "Who are they and how do they live?" "How different are their everyday lives, and does that threaten mine?" "How similar or different are we and in what ways do our lives and experiences intersect?" "How significant are our differences?" With these questions, “Just Like Us” becomes the beginning of a journal about the lives of queer friends, who I call participants, and others I meet along the way who have and will possibly lend themselves to this continuous visual record of daily, ordinary life that exists outside of the heteronormative, yet also within it — a record of our existence and eventually as part of the cumulative history of Ghana.