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Exhibition opening and book launch: Northern Ghana Life

  • Learning Centre for Photography and Research, Tamale 19 Dagomba Rd Tamale, Northern Region Ghana (map)
Photo by Patrick Willocq

Photo by Patrick Willocq

For three years, 11 Ghanaian and international photographers have made a visual documentation of the society and landscape of Northern Ghana. Their various perspectives allow a nuanced and visually dynamic photographic insight into the richness, beauty, and uniqueness of the region. Northern Ghana has rarely been the subject of collaborative photographic research, and in a historical and a photographic sense we may even go as far as to call it a terra incognita. The stories by the photographers invite us to explore the diverse and dynamic region that is Northern Ghana. They provide a visual interpretation of a largely undocumented landscape, and document its current state-of-affairs for future generations:

  • Abdulai Adam (Ghana): “The Wantugu Village photographer” (archive works from the 1960s and 1970s)

  • Dennis Akuoku-Frimpong (Ghana): “The fire festival in Tamale”

  • Geoffrey Buta (Ghana)

  • Peter DiCampo (USA): “What Went Wrong - failed NGO and investment projects in Northern Ghana”

  • Eric Gyamfi (Ghana): “Female paramount chiefs of Dagbon”

  • Francis Kokoroko (Ghana): “Tamale’s growing ‘middle class’”

  • Benedicte Kurzen (France): “Religion”

  • Gerard Nartey (Ghana): “The shea butter industry”

  • Seton Nicholas (Ghana): “Funeral of the Nanton Naa and enstoolment of the Regent”

  • Nii Obodai (Ghana): “Messengers of the Gods - the telling of consequences of conflict on the landscape and people in northern Ghana”

  • Nii Obodai (Ghana): “Chiefs and their courts, Gonja and Dagomba”

  • Patrick Willocq (France): “One finger cannot pick a stone - traditions and modernity”

 More information here.

Earlier Event: September 14
Exhibition opening: Women & Work
Later Event: September 18
Portfolio review