13/09/2018

12.09.18 – 21.09.18, Ghana | NUKU’s first photo festival

Blog / By ZAM Reporter
Photo: Models dressed in Ozwald Boateng at Arise fashion. ©Leke Alabi Isama. Part of exhibition Foreseen: New Narratives from the African Photojournalism Database at Jamestown Café, Accra. Photo: Models dressed in Ozwald Boateng at Arise fashion. ©Leke Alabi Isama. Part of exhibition Foreseen: New Narratives from the African Photojournalism Database at Jamestown Café, Accra.

Exhibitions, art talks, conferences, portfolio reviews, residences and more in Accra, Tamale, Wa and Kumasi.

It’s the country’s first festival for photographic encounters, exchanges, and story-telling. It brings together both local and international photographers and visual artists. It offers a space for artistic explorations and exchanges. The participating artists – both established ones and young talents – have a unique opportunity to share their work with an international audience and their peers – with the vision to inspire and be inspired, challenge and be challenged.

“Nuku Photo Festival Ghana is the country’s first festival for photographic encounters, exchanges, and story-telling. Our vision is to create a space for artistic explorations and exchanges. For this first edition, we have curated a diverse programme in cooperation with local and international partners that showcases the works of 50 both established and up-and-coming photographers and visual artists,” says Nii Obodai, Founder of Nuku Studio and Director of Nuku Photo Festival.

The festival will open on 12 September 2018 at Jamestown Café in Accra, with an exhibition curated by photographers Francis Kokoroko and Eric Gyamfi. Under the title ‘Daily Graphic’, the exhibition pays tribute to Ghana’s foremost state-owned newspaper, while presenting another phenomenon of the daily ‘graphic’; the new modes of how photography is being used today, how it is produced, used and distributed thanks to digital developments of recent years. It features the works of several Ghanaian and Ghana-based photographers, including Nana Kofi Acquah, Ofoe Amegavie, Deryk Owusu Bempah, George Alhassan, Ruth MacDowall, and others.

Meet the photographers here.

Check out the programme here.

Photo: From ‘Daily Graphic’, the opening exhibition of the NUKU Photo Festival in Accra, Ghana by Nana Kofi Acquah.