Ever young

James Barnor's portraits speak to his passionate interest in people and societies in transition.
Posted 25 Sep 11 By Design Indaba Creative Work / Design News Comments

Ghanaian photographer James Barnor’s work, representing societies in transition, can be seen at the Iziko South Africa National Gallery in Cape Town until 29 January 2012.

Ever Young presents a selection of portraits spanning Barnor’s career of more than 60 years. Through the medium of portraiture, his work covers important periods in history, working across continents and in different photographic genres.

Barnor’s work is characterised by his passionate interest in people and cultures, with his work focussing on everything from Ghana moving towards independence to London becoming the cosmopolitan metropolis it is today.

Over the years Barnor has photographed countless people, from civil servants to dignitaries, performance artists, newly-weds and politicians.