Our Senior Curator Renée Mussai reflects on the legacy of the legendary Ghanaian photographer, and his first major gallery exhibition ten years ago at Autograph.
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Images, from top left: Images, from top: 1) Ever Young Studio at Rivington Place (James Barnor), 2010. 2) Ever Young Studio at Rivington Place (James Barnor and Renée Mussai), 2010. 3) James Barnor: Ever Young exhibition at Autograph, London. 4) James Barnor, Yoga undergraduate Peter Dodoo, a student of Mr. Strong, Ever Young Studio, Accra, Ghana, c.1955. 5) James Barnor, Mr Aryeetey & partner, ballroom dancing champions, Accra, Ghana, 1949. 6) James Barnor, Baby on All Fours (Nii Armah), Ever Young Studio, Accra, Ghana, c. 1952. 7) Drum magazine cover with Rosemarie Thompson, June 1967. 8) James Barnor, Drum Cover Girl Marie Hallowi, Rochester, Kent, UK, 1967. 9) James Barnor, Mike Eghan, Piccadilly Circus, London, UK, 1967. 10) James Barnor, Mavis and Mary Barnor, Accra, Ghana, 1970. 11) James Barnor signing a limited edition print at Bayeaux, London, 2020 (by Renée Mussai). 12) James Barnor: Ever Young book cover. 13) James Barnor, Untitled #1, London, 1967. 13) James Barnor, Selina Opong, Policewoman #10, Ever Young Studio, Accra, Ghana, c.1954. 14) James Barnor at the opening of James Barnor: Ever Young exhibition at Autograph, London, 2010. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.
15) Ever Young Studio at Rivington Place, 2010.
All photographs © James Barnor / courtesy Autograph unless otherwise stated.
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