A few days ago the Nuku Photo Festival has started in Tamale, making the first photo festival ever in Ghana a fact. Yesterday we opened the exhibition 'Northern Ghana Life'. Internationally renowned, and young, talented Ghanaian photographers, combine their documentary and artistic visions to form a cohesive whole and thus show the social changes in Ghana.
The exhibition is part of the 'Society and Change in Northern Ghana'-project, on which I have been working as a curator for the last three years, on behalf of Noorderlicht | House of Photography. In addition to the exhibition (during the NUKU photo festival in Tamale) a book has been presented in Tamale during the opening on Saturday 15 September, in the presence of a Noorderlicht team.
An important part of the project is the development of a till now completely absent infrastructure for visual culture in northern Ghana. On the picture you can see the Center for Photographic Practice and Research, which is under construction and is being built in Tamale with the help of our expertise. Through this blog I will keep you informed about the developments on a daily basis.