Bob Pixxel, a Ghanaian photographer who passed away a few weeks ago, has won the Best Photographer Award at the maiden entertainment Achievement Awards.
He beat off competition from Ofoe Amegavie, Ben Bond, Prince Gyasi, and Emmanuel Obuobi Bekoe (OBE image).
This award category is one that causes people to stop and ponder over the many compelling images that may have caught their attention on Social Media and the internet in general, Billboards, in magazines and via other media. Those photographs would have been captured by talented and skilled photographers, who deserve to be recognised on a stage as mammoth as the Entertainment Achievement Awards.
According to the EAA category definition, “The award goes to the photographer, who would have distinguished himself/herself in the Art of Photography, within the year under review. His/Her work must be diverse and versatile, cutting across various genres of Photography. The EAA Academy shall consider the level of difficulty that may have been endured in order to capture a particular shot. Creativity, humanitarian value, application of technique, clarity of expression, and uniqueness of concept are also some of the factors that would lead a photographer to win this category.”
Other winners of the Entertainment Achievement Awards are Adina – Female Artiste of the Year, Stonebwoy – Male Artiste of the Year, Mercy Tagoe – Sportswoman of the Year, Jonathan Mensah – Sportsman of the Year.
About Bob Pixel
Emmanuel Yeboah Bobbie (popularly known as Bob Pixel) who died February 25, 2021, was a professional Ghanaian photographer and graphic designer.
He created his own brand in the form of documenting events like funerals and festivals. He worked with celebrities such as M.anifest, John Dumelo, Yvonne Nelson, Menaye Donkor, Jackie Appiah, and others.
He was to participate in the 2021 International Fashion Week in Amsterdam but for his demise.
Bob Pixel was a photographer known for possessing a keen eye at capturing phenomenal images of tourist sites in Ghana and other social gatherings.
He worked with international agencies such as UNICEF (Living with Refugees), Ecobank, Woodin Fashion, Vodafone, GH Fan Milk, Emirates, Samsung, Coca-Cola, among others.