Exhibition of antique photos titled “Simply Iconic – Vintage Images of the Beaten Path” is currently underway at the Museum of Science and Technology in Accra. Curated by artist and academic, Dr. Bernard Akoi-Jackson, it will present a careful selection of photographs that portray social life in Ghana from the 1950s to the 1970s and beyond.
Photos were selected from a large pool of images submitted to the Heritage Photo Lab (hosted by the J.H. Kwabena Nketia Archives) The newly independent citizenry participated actively in the celebration of their new status resulting in diverse photographs. The exhibition includes an artistic intervention that offers a fresh take on baby portraits from the period in focus, as well as two interactive sections.
It offers the opportunity to instantly document and share the experience of an exhibition through contemporary photography styles on various digital platforms. It is a creative initiative supported by Goethe-Institut Ghana, Institut Francais du Ghana and the German – French Cultural Fund.