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Witches in Exile

A collection of striking portraits by photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl

Hazel Clarke talks with Woehrl in an exclusive Spotlight Interview

The belief in witchcraft is present throughout the world but the persecution of those innocently accused of the practice lingers behind a veil of socio-political reticence.  In Ghana, where the conviction is widespread and deeply rooted in the country’s cultural value system, it has given rise to so-called ‘witch camps’ that provide a place of refuge to hundreds of women and children from the poorest of economic settings. Through her collection of striking portraits, photographer Ann- Christine Woehrl tells the harrowing story of women in Ghana condemned for being witches and cast into exile by their family, village and society. Continue