Ever Young, James Barnor

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Born in 1929 in Accra, James Barnor is considered a pioneer of Ghanaian photography. His career covers a remarkable period in history, bridging continents and photographic genres to create a transatlantic narrative marked by his passionate interest in people and cultures.

Through the medium of portraiture, Barnor’s photographs represent societies in transition: Ghana moving towards its independence and London becoming a cosmopolitan, multicultural metropolis.

Ever Young, James Barnor is a retrospective monography of this great photographer who has had a pioneering role in African photography. It brings together the essential part of his work, through 30 years of color and black and white images (about 200 photographs), supported by captions developed by James Barnor.

Included are several texts, including an interview conducted by Margaret Busby and Francis Hodgson. Two art figures complete this book with their essays: Renée Mussai, curator at Autograph ABP, who has managed the work of James Barnor since 2009, and Kobena Mercer, professor at Yale University.

Hardcover, 176 pages

Dimensions: 9" x 11" x 7/8"