To Accra for First-Ever Retrospective of His Work in Ghana
Who: After several decades in Europe, iconic Ghanaian photographer James Barnor returns to
Accra to celebrate the launch of the first-ever retrospective of his work in Ghana. Titled, ‘Ghana
– A Heritage Ever Young,’ the exhibit will feature dozens of exclusive and some never-beforeseen
prints from the photographer’s archives. Barnor’s celebrated prints feature intimate
portraits of Presidents (Kwame Nkrumah, Jerry Rawlings etc.), Politicians (J.B. Danquah,
Obetsebi Lamptey etc.) , Athletes (Adjetey Sowah, Muhammed Ali, etc.) and influencers,
(Michael Eghan, A.Q.A. Acheampong etc.).
In addition, Barnor’s lense captured everyday Ghanaians who were making history all their own
such as the country’s first Police Woman and one of the first married interracial couples in
Accra. The exhibit, which takes place June 30th through July 2nd, will be on display at the
Silverbird Lounge in Accra Mall.
The exhibit is presented by London based company, Qirv Ventures, who are passionate about
the works and are on a mission to raise awareness about Barnor’s epic contribution to the
media, culture and heritage of Ghana.
What: ‘Ghana – A Heritage For Ever Young’ Photography Exhibition. This event marks the firstever
retrospective of the work of James Barnor, who captured Ghana’s golden age of
Independence. It will feature dozens of photographs, curated / handpicked by Barnor and Quest
for public viewing.
The three day exhibit will be preceded by an invitation only dinner and cocktail hour at the
British Council on Friday, June 29th.
When: Private dinner and cocktail reception: Friday, June 29th. Three day photo exhibit,
Saturday June 30th through Monday, July 2nd
Where: Dinner and Cocktail Hour to take place at the British Council; Three day photo
exhibit to take place at Silverbird Lounge, Accra Mall
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