Elroy Salam

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Elroy Salam
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Native nameAbdul Salam Nuhu
Born1994/04/14
🏳️ NationalityGhanaian
💼 Occupation
Photographer
📆 Years active  2016-Present
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Early Life & Education[edit]

Abdul Salam Nuhu also known by the artist name Elroy Salam is a Ghanaian Photographer based in Ghana - West Africa[1][2].

Elroy Salam, the third of four children and the only son was born on April 14th 1994. He had his early education at Most Holy Heart School and later His secondary school education at St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast.

He later got admission into the University of Ghana to study BSc. Information Technology, where he took interest in arts and photography along the line. He later deferred pursuing photography fully in 2016 at the age of 20.[3]

Elroy Salam started photography as a form of escape from the real world which reflects in his introverted personality. Photography became a space where he felt less pressured by what his family and his society expected of him.[4]

He takes pride in capturing the true spirit & personality of the people & subjects that he photographs, exploring issues and stories his viewers can relate with.[5]

Career[edit]

Alongside his practice as a photographer[6], Elroy Salam heads a digital production company, Elroy Multimedia as well as the creative lead and founder of a Sub-Saharan hip-hop content publication outlet, Hip-hop Afriq.

Elroy Salam has also gained experience as a commercial photographer working with brands such as Aqua Safari Resort, Absa Bank Ghana, Priority Insurance Company Limited[7], Ghana Interbank Payment & Settlement Systems Limited (GHQRcode), Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy, Ibis Styles Hotel, Skybar 25, Coco Vanilla Restaurant, Yolo Experiences Limited, OVRLK GH, among others. His Body of work has been featured on both local and international publications.[8][9]

Exhibition

Elroy Salam was part of 6 artists who exhibited their works at the ‘Spritz on Canvas’ art exhibition organized by the Italian Business Association of Ghana- IBAG at La Villa Boutique Hotel, on 23rd November 2021.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • He was awarded Best Photographer in the Fashion and Lifestyle Awards 2017 and won two nominations for Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 & Tertiary fashion awards 2019[10].
  • He was selected for the Editor's Choice by the photo-sharing website.[11]

Magazine Features[edit]

  • Elroy Salam's images was also featured on This Is Accra and Prazzle Magazine's digital platforms [12]
  • He was featured in 500px for his image Kojo Sei. Afriquette, Wiriko[13]
  • Elroy Salam's works were also featured on Selin Magazine

Notable Mentions[edit]

  • Elroy Salam was featured on Canadian print magazine "Mob Journal"[14]
  • He was featured in 500px for his image Kojo Sei. Afriquette, Wiriko
  • Elroy Salam was mentioned and featured on CNN Travel[15]

References[edit]

  1. https://www.crunchbase.com/person/elroy-salam
  2. Peacefmonline.com. (2022, April 29). Talent Hunt, Showbiz. Retrieved from Peace FM Online: https://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/showbiz/talenthunts/202204/465668.php
  3. NeatFm. (2022, April 29). Retrieved from Neatfm: https://neatfm.peacefmonline.com/pages/showbiz/202204/465668.php
  4. Dazzle, P. (2022, January 16). Retrieved from Prazzle Magazine: https://www.prazzlemagazine.com/post/overcoming-being-introverted-through-my-passion-for-photography-elroy-salam
  5. Peprah, Gail. (2022, January 10). Retrieved from GhanaWeb: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/Photographer-Elroy-Salam-explores-female-black-beauty-through-stunning-editorials-1441276
  6. (2018, May 7). Retrieved from Business & Financial Times: https://thebftonline.com/2018/05/07/elroy-salam-highlights-on-the-psychology-and-importance-of-photography-in-marketing/
  7. (2022, April 29). Retrieved from PeaceFm Online: https://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/business/news/202204/465662.php
  8. Abigail Ewurabena Yeboah. (2020, June 23). Retrieved from Kwadwosheldon.com: https://kwadwosheldon.com/2020/06/20-popular-ghanaian-photographers-according-to-our-twitter-audience/
  9. Abigail Oluwakemi . (2021, September 9). Retrieved from FashionGhana.com: https://www.fashionghana.com/site/elroy-salam-kojo-osei/
  10. Awards, Ghana Tertiary. (2016, August 17). Retrieved from Modern Ghana: https://www.modernghana.com/news/712660/first-batch-of-ghana-tertiary-awards-2016-nominees.html
  11. https://kwadwosheldon.com/2020/06/20-popular-ghanaian-photographers-according-to-our-twitter-audience/
  12. Dazzle, P. (2022, January 16). Retrieved from Prazzle Magazine: https://www.prazzlemagazine.com/post/overcoming-being-introverted-through-my-passion-for-photography-elroy-salam
  13. Sanabria, Ruth Fernández. (2020, March 04). Retrieved from Wiriko.org: https://www.wiriko.org/artes-visuales/africaniza-tus-redes-sociales-iii/
  14. Journal, M. (2021, June 21). thisismoob.shop. Retrieved from https://www.thisismob.shop/collections/mob-journal-volume-eleven/products/boys-boys-boys-boys-volume-two-issue-09
  15. Tina Charisma. (2021, November 4). Retrieved from CNN Travel: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ghana-diaspora-return-africa-cmd/index.html