Photographs by Peter E. Randall, Nancy Grace Horton, Barbara Bickford, Gary Samson, Charter Weeks, and Tim Gaudreau
March 3 – 26, 2010
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*Opening Reception, Friday, March 5th from 5 – 8 p.m.
** Artists’ Talk and visual presentation, with reception, Saturday, March 20th, 2 – 4:30 p.m., including Abena Busia, and a performance with mask by Oscar Mokeme of the Museum of African Culture at:
A FINE THING: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts
29 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME. 04101
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Susan Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (207) 450-8499
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In the Spring of 2006, six American photographers journeyed to Ghana to document that country on the eve of its fiftieth anniversary of independence. Their effort was inspired by the work of master American photographer, Paul Strand, who documented Ghana at the moment of its independence in 1963, at the request of Kwame Nkrumah, the country’s first president. Strand’s book, Ghana: An African Portrait, was published in 1976, a year after his death.
The work of these six photographers; Peter Randall, Nancy Grace Horton, Barbara Bickford, Gary Samson, Charter Weeks, and Tim Gaudreau, all of whom live in and around Portsmouth, NH., was published in a book titled, Ghana: An African Portrait Revisited in 2007. The book also contains an essay by Abena P.A. Busia, a faculty member at Rutgers, the University of New Jersey, and daughter of a Ghanaian prime minister.
Addison Woolley Gallery of Portland, ME., in collaboration with A FINE THING: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, and the Museum of African Culture, both also located in Portland, is proud to present an exhibition of 42 photographs from the book. A complementary exhibit of Ghanaian art and artifacts will coincide at The Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., (207) 871-7188.