If you don’t know, now you know:
legendary Ghanaian photographer James Barnor
A professional photojournalist since the 1950s, James Barnor shot fashion spreads and cover shoots for Drum magazine among countless other publications, focusing his camera’s lens on the beauty style and fashion of the continent and the wider African diaspora.
"in 1950, aged 21, I rented a small shop in Jamestown in Accra and opened a studio and dark room. I painted the signboard myself––I named it Ever Young, after a story I’d heard when I was younger about a goddess who lived in a pretty grove of the same name. The goddess knew she was really old, but a hero came to give her an apple that, as soon as she had eaten it, made her feel fresh and young again." - James Barnor via Global Fusion Productions
peep a few articles with more of his work:
via Global Connections
via ACCRA dot ALT Radio
via Okay Africa