Ghana- A Heritage “Ever Young” June 30-July 2,2012 -SilverBird Lounge, Accra Mall -ALL WELCOME-To see 5 decades of images of Ghana/Ghanaians /Global Africans at home and abroad & to meet the Image Creator himself at a young age of 83!
Bringing Art, Culture, History & Legacy to the Masses
James Barnor is one of the first photojournalist from Ghana who lived his passion for photography by embarking on his entrepreneurial venture of taking portraiture style pictures of his subjects in his makeshift tiny studio in Jamestown, Accra, which he dubbed “Ever Young“, where he would later return to after gaining international notoriety, to establish the first color lab that would bring color photographs to the Black Star Nation of Ghana.
Before the image of African global chic came in the form of Arise Magazine, there was DRUM Magazine -the most widely read fashion & culture magazine in Africa during the 60’s & what would become the catalyst to global notoriety for Ghanaian born PhotographerJames Barnor. African fashion/entertainment photographers & photojournalist from the 50’s & 60’s are getting more recognition these days as Africa regains a new era caché in its artistry, exotic mysticism & evolution in revolution. No longer are the ingrained images of National Geographic the global picture of Africa’s past eras, now the world is getting an opportunity to see a bigger & broader picture of Africa’s past & future.