At the invitation of Anthony Vaccarello, the renowned fashion designer, photographer James Barnor has been given the opportunity to showcase a collection of his photographs at the Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in both Paris and Los Angeles, with the generous support of Galerie Clémentine de La Féronnière. Born in Ghana in 1929, James Barnor was the country’s first photojournalist during the 1950s and went on to contribute significantly to Drum magazine in the UK, where he settled in the 1960s. Despite his age of 93, Barnor still exudes youthful energy and has opened up his remarkable archive of black and white and color images, which showcase the portraits and stories of both famous and everyday people, and highlight a vibrant and exciting Afro-modernism that offers an intriguing peek into a visually stunning and elegant world. The exhibition, which features around twenty of Barnor’s photographs, including DRUM MODEL, LONDON, C.1965-1966 and DRUM COVER GIRL ERLIN IBRECK, KILBURN, LONDON,1966, will be accompanied by a catalog available for purchase at the SLRD stores.
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