Media Folk Supports Arts and Culture with Technology


Professional photography and video production make stories come alive. We’ll craft a dynamic visual story for the target audience you need to reach.


Don’t let your multimedia collect dust in a forgotten file. We’ll help you set up a workflow that cares for your content and allows easy sharing.


Creating a website takes careful planning with your core goals and values. We’ll work together to curate or manage a site that is fresh, clear, and creative.


We can create content for you, or we can teach you how to do it yourself. We love working with communities to become comfortable with technology.

Media Folk Blog

Digital Archiving with CHAP

Folklorist Lynne Williamson approached us last year to consult on best practices for building her video archive. She had a common scenario in the folklore world—a mobile folklorist capturing lots of digital materials, working on more than one computer, without time or...

A Ghanaian Kitchen: Pounding Fufu

Fufu, a staple of Ghanaian cuisine, is made by pounding together cassava and yams. The final consistency is something like playdough, and is balled up with your right hand and eaten with stew. There is no liquid added, which amazed me — it is just the pounding that...

Fishing Villages in Ghana: Coastal Interaction and Industry

All along the southern coast of Ghana we ran into small fishing villages. I become very interested in these communities that were so engaged with the water. The shore was a place of social gathering and industry. Very different then how we do it in the NYC where these...

Rough Road to Paradise

It is easy, when traveling abroad, for certain poor decisions (let’s leave at 5 p.m. for Cape Coast from Kumasi), especially when combined with misinformation (“the trip is only two hours,” “you can catch a bus”) to transform into unknown...

Kente Weaving in Bonwire

Walking into the Bonwire Kente Weaving Association center is like discovering the holy grail. Lining the walls from floor to ceiling are folded kente cloths with all variety of bright colors and different patterns, each one with its own proverbial meaning. “The...

Tolls and Schnapps

Our last day in Odeh was a chance to reflect on what we’ve seen and ways to stay involved. The needs in Aprade and Odeh are well defined with two great leaders at the helm, Nana Rokoto and Nana Ama. They want to create a space for orphans and elders without...