Bryan took a trip to Ghana during the summer of 2009. On a five-hour bus ride to Kumasi, she took photos of marketplace scenes, landscapes, and houses. The colors, patterns, and icons she saw on the bus ride inspired “The Ghana Series”. Many photos she took displayed patterned-clothing, patterned arrangement of marketplace goods, and bright colors. All of these aspects were reminiscent of kente cloth patterns and colors, which were created and woven in the Kumasi area. She was amazed by how those same patterns and colors were also woven into the everyday culture and scenes of Kumasi.