Ghanaians all over the world celebrated their country’s 58 years of independence on the 6th March 2015.
In London, UK, Jay Ejike, CEO of Afro Films, welcomed African celebrities from the media and arts scenes to a night at an elegant hotel, to watch an exclusive documentary celebrating the achievement of influential Ghanaians that have made positive contribution to Ghana’s development.
James Barnor, a renowned photographer who introduced colour photo processing in Ghana and famous from his creative photographing of Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, received a recognition award for his historical art influence.
James Barnor (born 6 June 1929) is a pioneering Ghanaian photographer whose career spans six decades, although for most of his career his work was not widely known. In his street and studio photography he represents societies in transition: Ghana moving toward Independence, and London becoming a multicultural metropolis. He is credited with introducing colour processing to Ghana. Appreciation of octogenarian Barnor’s work as a studio portraitist, photojournalist and Black lifestyle photographer has been heightened since 2010 as a result of a series of exhibitions of his work in the UK, the USA, France and South Africa. His photographs have been collated by the London-based charity Autograph ABP during a four-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in 2011 became part of the new Archive and Research Centre for Culturally Diverse Photography.
Source from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Barnor