James Barnor

b. 1929, Ghana

Evelyn Abbew, Ever Young Studio. Accra, c. 1950s
Archival print
Edition of 5

Image courtesy Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière, France
This archival image is an example of how Ghanian women embraced or replicated popular 50s hairstyles, as set via western cultural norms.  The ‘cloud’ backdrop evokes not only the studio setting but this drive towards a manufactured ideal.