Celebrating James Barnor, The 92-Year-Old Legendary Ghanaian Photographer

James Barnor. Photo credit: Wikipedia

Last Sunday, June 6 was a very important day for many photo enthusiasts in Ghana.

June 6, 2021 was the 92nd birthday of James Barnor, the legendary Ghanaian photographer.

James was the first ever photojournalist at the leading newspaper in the Ghana, the Daily Graphic.

His work captured images that reflected the stories of people of a country living in British Colonial rule and after the country gained independence.

As far back as the 1950s, James started his own photography studio called Ever Young Studio.

James Barnor has since worked for many publications in Ghana and abroad, including London.

He was born in Accra on June 6, 1929 and for his 92nd birthday, we are celebrating him by sharing with you some of his amazing work from his more than six decades-long career in photography.

The Nurses

Four nurses pose in Barnor’s Ever Young Studio, Accra, circa 1957. Photo credit: James Barnor

2. The Calendar Model

An Agip calendar model in 1974, Photo credit: James Barnor

3. Kwame Nkrumah

Ghana’s first prime minister, Kwame Nkrumah, wears his prison graduate cap as he kicks a football before the start of an international match at Owusu Memorial Park in Fadama, Accra, 1952. Photo credit: James Barnor

4. Erlin In London

Model Erlin Ibreck pictured in London for Drum magazine, 1966. Photo credit: James Barnor

5. Photo For Drum

Drum cover model Erlin Ibreck at Trafalgar Square, London, 1966. Photo Credit: James Barnor

6. The Shop Assistant

Shop assistant Sick Hagemeyer in Accra, circa 1971. Photo credit: James Barnor

7. James Barnor

Portrait of James Barnor in front of some of his photographs, Accra, circa 1952. Photo credit: James Barnor

After more than 60 years taking photos, James Barnor continues receiving the flowers he deserves.

Also to mark his 92nd birthday, he was celebrated by Ghanaian writer, Ekow Barnes in the British Journal of Photography.

Source: Kuulpeeps.com

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