Ghana: An African Portrait Revisited

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New Hampshire native, and award-winning photographer, Peter E. Randall and five other New Hampshire photographers visited and photographed Ghana in 2006, on the eve of Ghana's 50th anniversary as the first sub-Saharan colony to become an independent nation.
Following in the footsteps of photographer Paul Strand, who photographed Ghana 40 years earlier, this group of photographers has captured a rare present-day portrait of this colorful, friendly, and fascinating country. Six ...
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Overview

New Hampshire native, and award-winning photographer, Peter E. Randall and five other New Hampshire photographers visited and photographed Ghana in 2006, on the eve of Ghana's 50th anniversary as the first sub-Saharan colony to become an independent nation.
Following in the footsteps of photographer Paul Strand, who photographed Ghana 40 years earlier, this group of photographers has captured a rare present-day portrait of this colorful, friendly, and fascinating country. Six different photographers present six different styles and six different views.
Abena P. A. Busia, associate professor of English at Rutgers, and coordinator of the Women Writing Africa Project wrote the remarkable essay that gives context and deeper meaning to the full color images presented in this beautiful and timely book.
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Editorial Reviews

J. O. Obetsebi-Lamptey
Africa's best-kept tourism secret is being gently exposed with such art, that will tempt you to visit and see for yourself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931807579
  • Publisher: Randall, Peter E. Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 10.49 (w) x 10.37 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER E. RANDALL is the twelfth generation to live on the New Hampshire seacoast. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire as a history major and has worked in publishing since. He was editor of a weekly newspaper, and edited New Hampshire Profiles magazine for seven years before starting Peter E. Randall Publisher. Since 1974, he has authored 14 books ranging from collections of photographs and travel guides, to local history.
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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Surveying Ghana

    We gave this book to our son (a survey engineer) who is working with the Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and ESRI (a survey/software company) to survey Ghana. When finished, the people will have their property surveyed, receive a deed, be able to borrow money on their property for business purposes, and transfer their property if they so desire.

    This book was just what he wanted! The photographs are beautiful and the descriptions more than adequate!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

    A Special Photographic Portrait!

    Having been to Africa, I can attest that this volume of photographs (the result of a collaboration between six photographers) accurately illustrates daily life. The introduction makes informative reading, and the historical time chart is useful. There are some great urban shots, as well as those of fishermen, a textile craftswoman and other artisans, market scenes, colorful signage, religious iconography and services, health clinics, wildlife, and even a coffeemaker. The color (of the more than 150 images) is excellent. This would be a great gift for someone with an interest in West Africa, and it will be cherished by those with connections to Ghana (or just by those who appreciate good photography).

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