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80.01   Improving content on countries
80.02   Introduction to Ghana
Contemporary photographes
80.03   Philip K. Apagya: Aspirational backgrounds in studio portraiture
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated.
Information requests 
80.01   Africa >  Improving content on countries 
We are seeking to extend the information and examples we can share on this country.
  • Earliest photographs
  • Key photographers and their studios
  • Major documentary photographic series
  • Significant historical events
  • Books, magazines and journals - including their covers
  • Photographic societies and associations - including outings and meetings
These points are indicative of topics that could be included on this page and if you have expertise you would like to share now is the time to get in touch.
If you are able to assist in any way it is appreciated.
80.02   Africa >  Introduction to Ghana 
Information on photography within the boundaries of the Gold Coast present day Ghana is fragmentary and a considerable amount of research still needs to be carried out to establish a framework. Ghanian studio photographer Francis K. Honny (1914-1998)[1] deserves wider recognition as does the work of the Lutterodt family.[2] 
Contemporary photographes 
80.03   Africa >  Philip K. Apagya: Aspirational backgrounds in studio portraiture 
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Philip K. Apagya is noted for his colour studio work in Accra, Ghana where he uses aspirational painted backgrounds

  1. Λ 2004, Wenn die Ehe eine Erdnuss wäre.... Fotografien von Francis K. Honny, (Bayreuth, Germany: Iwalewa Haus der Universität Bayreuth) [Exhibition catalogue. November 18, 2004-February 27, 2005] 
  2. Λ Erin Haney, "Lutterodt family" IN Oxford Companion to the Photograph


HomeContents > Further research

General reading 
Wendl, Tobias, 2001, Spring, ‘Entangled Traditions: Photography and the History of Media in Southern Ghana‘, Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, vol. 39, pp. 78-101 [Δ
Yarak, Larry W., 1995, ‘Early Photography in Elmina‘, Ghana Studies Council Newsletter, vol. 8, pp. 9-11 [Δ
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
Francis K. Honny 
2004, Wenn die Ehe eine Erdnuss wäre.... Fotografien von Francis K. Honny, (Bayreuth (Germany): Iwalewa Haus der Universität Bayreuth) [Exhibition catalogue. November 18, 2004-February 27, 2005.] [Δ
Paul Strand 
Strand, Paul & Davidson, Basil, 1976, Ghana: an African portrait, (Millerton, N.Y.: Aperture) isbn-10: 0912334657 isbn-13: 978-0912334653 [Δ
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - 
The Basel Mission ... 
Photographs mostly taken by missionaries between 1850 and 1950. The primary focus of the site is the West African countries of Ghana and Cameroon, two Indian states (Karnataka and Kerala), China, and Hong Kong. 

HomeContentsPhotographers > Photographers worth investigating

Philip K. Apagya  (1958-) • N. Walwin Holm  (check) • Francis K. Honny  (1914-1998) • Lutterodt family • Paul Strand  (1890-1976)
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