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Aperture #252 - Fall 2023

Aperture #252 - Fall 2023

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“Accra,” guest edited by the New York–based artist Lyle Ashton Harris and the Accra-based photographer and educator Nii Obodai, considers the Ghanaian capital as a site of dynamic photographic voices and histories that connect visual culture in West Africa to the world.


Ghana Becomes You
Zohra Opoku’s evocative reflections on mortality and resilience
A Conversation with Ekow Eshun

Image Bank
The archives illuminating a nation’s past
Kobby Ankomah Graham

Ghana Obscura
For artists and writers, the return to a land where history was made
Anakwa Dwamena

The Correspondent
How Gerald Annan-Forson documented Ghana’s postindependence transformations
Jesse Weaver Shipley

Why We Went Out
The elusive spaces for queer expression
Chiké Frankie Edozien

A Library for the Future
How Paul Ninson built a center for photobooks
Ama Benewaa Tawiah

The Door of Memory
John Akomfrah on telling stories about migration and belonging
A Conversation with Vanessa Peterson and Lyle Ashton Harris



The Society
A portrait of Accra’s leadership by Lyle Ashton Harris
Senam Okudzeto

Postbox Ghana
Rediscovering architectural heritage through picture postcards
Kuukuwa O. Manful

Sunday Special
Carlos Idun-Tawiah’s retro-inspired views of youth and style
Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Early Risers
For Kay Kwabia, the poetry of everyday scenes
Lovia Gyarkye

Beauty Lives in Nima
Fibi Afloe highlights the graceful fashion in one Accra neighborhood
Amy Sall

Makola’s Market Queens
Misper Apawu’s portraits of traders and sellers
Nana Ama Agyemang Asante

Double Double
Lloyd Foster’s kinetic photo-sculptures
Nicole Acheampong


Title: Aperture #252: Fall
Publisher: Aperture, 2023
Author: -
Photographer: -
Graphic Design: -
Format: Softcover
Size: 9.25 x 12 inches, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781597115490


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