22 September — 6 October 2018

James Barnor

Life According to James Barnor

Born in 1929 in Ghana, James Barnor experienced first-hand his country’s independence as well as the formation of the diaspora to London in the 1960s. In the early 1950s, he opened his famous Ever Young studio in Accra, where he immortalised a nation craving modernity and independence in an ambiance that was animated by conversation and highlife music.

As part of Nuku Photo Festival Ghana, Gallery 1957 is proud to present "Life According to James Barnor," featuring stunning images by legendary Ghanaian photographer James Barnor.

The exhibition is supported by Alliance Francaise, Institute Francaise, and the Embassy of France, Ghana.
All images are courtesy of Clémentine de la Féronnière


The “Nigerian Superman” in mid acrobatic act, Accra, 1958.


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