journal.: history, Roy Ankrah by James Barnor, 1952

coffee and cornflakes

Roy Ankrah with his family in Accra, Ghana 1952.

“In the early 1950’s, James Barnor’s photographic studio Ever Young was visited by civil servants and dignitaries, performance artists and newly-weds. During this period, Barnor captured intimate moments of such luminaries as KwameNkrumah as he pushed for Pan-African unity and commonwealth boxing champion Roy Ankara, as well as ‘ordinary’ men and women,” via AdunaGow.net. ©JamesBarnor.

I’m paying honage to this image and excepted the text,  for its placement of coffee within the art of photography and in the context of a place, Ghana. The culture of coffee is rich and seeing more images of it in everyday lives of people of all cultures is necessary.

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