james barnor: Accra / London – Retrospective

Wednesday 19 May - Sunday 24 October 2021
Serpentine Galleries
West Carriage Drive,
London W2 2AR

Date: 1979 Caption: Sister holding Brother, Accra Courtesy of Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière


Largest survey to date for pioneering Ghanaian-British photographer whose career spans six decades and two continents.

The work includes studio portraiture, photojournalism, editorial commissions and wider social commentary, all united by Barnor’s indelible connection with his sitters.

The exhibition features intimate images of African and Afro-diasporic lives across time and space, focusing on the period 1950 to 1980.