The inaugural exhibition, Accra: Portraits of a City, will explore the capital city and the birth of modernity, – its mythologies, rituals, social changes and structures, – through architecture, photography, sculpture, public installation, film and writing by six Ghanaian creatives. Works presented will include photographs from Deo Gratias, the oldest photography studio that is still operating in the city. Established in the 19th century, Accra’s history has been documented through photography since its very beginning.
Includes work from Felicia Abban and Serge Attukwei Clottey.
Accompanying the exhibition will be a public programme of talks and workshops running at ANO, local schools and universities; and a book and film created by Nana Oforiatta-Ayim.