Celebrating Ramadan, Accra, 1980


In collaboration with The Africa Institute, SAF presents the first retrospective of the work of Ghanaian photographer Gerald Annan-Forson. Featuring photographs primarily taken between 1979 and 1985, Revolution and Image-making in Postcolonial Ghana traces the political and social life of Ghana during a period of revolution and transformation captured through the photographer’s lens. The exhibition will offer a visual story of postcolonial Ghana and its struggles and aspirations in the post-independence period. The photographer’s style of composition, lens focus, formal repetitions, character representation, and long-term commitment to documenting the changing landscape of Accra, Ghana, have reshaped our understanding of photography as a tool of radical image-making.

The exhibition is curated by artist and ethnographer Jesse Weaver Shipley, Professor of African and African American Studies and Oratory, Dartmouth College, USA.

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