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Ever Young Graphic Studio, Jamestown, Ghana, 1953 by James Barnor
’Ever Young’ studio in Accra, Ghana, operated by James Barnor between 1953 – 1959. Visited by civil servants and dignitaries, performance artists and newly-weds, ‘Ever Young’ served as a social hub and community centre where, in the artist’s own words, “young and old met and discussed everything from politics to music and the latest fashion styles”. Part of a long tradition of studio photography in Africa, this portfolio of portraits features sitters photographed with theatrical props in a range of costumes and uniforms, posed against hand-painted backdrops. (via autograph-abp.co.uk)
  1. Ever Young Graphic Studio, Jamestown, Ghana, 1953 by James Barnor

    ’Ever Young’ studio in Accra, Ghana, operated by James Barnor between 1953 – 1959. Visited by civil servants and dignitaries, performance artists and newly-weds, ‘Ever Young’ served as a social hub and community centre where, in the artist’s own words, “young and old met and discussed everything from politics to music and the latest fashion styles”. Part of a long tradition of studio photography in Africa, this portfolio of portraits features sitters photographed with theatrical props in a range of costumes and uniforms, posed against hand-painted backdrops.
    (via autograph-abp.co.uk)

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    this is where my dad’s side of the family are from: jamestown. it’s one of the poorest parts of accra, but full of...
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