Jessica Sarkodie is a photographer of Ghanaian descent. After earning her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and working briefly in NYC, she moved back to Accra. Inspired by the familiar, yet seeming newness of the city she grew up in, she now works on telling the unembellished stories that surround her - stories that we may or may not know, yet often overlook.

Jessica’s work predominantly comprises travel and documentary narratives, with an insistence on unstaged images - an attempt to exhibit people and scenes as they really are. Her work has been featured in African Lens Volume 4, on OkayAfrica and she has completed commission works for Hanahana Beauty, Bon Appetit Magazine and The Body Shop International.



  • AfroUrban Exhibition, New York, NY. January 2018

  • African Lens Nubuke Exhibition, Accra, Ghana. April 2018

  • We Face Forward, Bonhams, London, UK. April 2018

  • AfroUrban Exhibition, Montreal, CA. July 2018

  • AfroUrban Exhibition, Toronto, CA. August 2018

  • Black Magic Women, Bologna, Italy. March 2019



African Lens Volume 4, 2018

Here Magazine, Camera Roll Series, 2019




Spotlight Talk with Nubuke Foundation and African Lens Founder, Aaron Yeboah . Accra, Ghana. April 2018