Ghana: An African Portrait Revisited
2008 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner! Publishers' Marketing Association
Peter E. Randall, editor and Photographer
Barbara Bickford, Tim Gaudreau, Nancy Grace Horton, Gary Samson, Charter Weeks, photographers
Ghana, An African Portrait Revisited was one of three finalists in the coffee table/large format category for a Benjamin Franklin award given by the Publishers' Marketing Association. One judge wrote, "Ghana An African Portrait Revisited is a lovely book. One can tell at a glance what the subject of the book is based on the clean, clear, enticing cover design... the endpapers were exceptional... the layout of all the interior pages is excellent... I encourage this publisher to continue to produce such high quality work."
New Hampshire native, and award-winning photographer, Peter E. Randall and five other New Hampshire photographers visited and photographed Ghana in 2006, on the eve of Ghana's 50th anniversary as the first sub-Saharan colony to become an independent nation.
Following in the footsteps of photographer Paul Strand, who photographed Ghana 40 years earlier, this group of photographers has captured a rare present-day portrait of this colorful, friendly, and fascinating country. Six different photographers present six different styles and six different views.
Abena P. A. Busia, associate professor of English at Rutgers, and coordinator of the Women Writing Africa Project wrote the remarkable essay that gives context and deeper meaning to the full color images presented in this beautiful and timely book.
About the Photographers
Charter Weeks career includes photographing Japan and Niger and filmmaking in London and the United States. He operates a communications agency in Barrington, NH. charterweeks.com
Gary Samson left the University of New Hampshire after a long career there, and now chairs the photography department at the NH Institute of Art in Manchester NH. He has photographed New Hampshire for years, and his photographic travels include Guatemala and France.
Nancy Grace Horton is a full-time commercial and editorial photographer and has traveled extensively around the world. hortonphoto.com
Tim Gaudreau combines his photography with video, new media, graphics, and sculpture to create public art, and has traveled to India and Brazil. timgaudreau.com
Barbara Bickford's photographic work extends to many Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam and Cambodia. barbarabickford.com
Peter Randall has been photographing New England since the 1960s, and has published fourteen books. His travels include Japan, Guatemala, and Ghana, and other African countries.
Peter has a photography Web site at: petererandall.com, where you can see images from New Hampshire as well as galleries of Peter's other photographic works.
See ghanavisit.org for more information.
Documentary Photography. Cloth with jacket, 10.25" x 10.25", 152 pages. 978-1-931807-57-9, $40.
Publication date: June 2007.
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Also by Peter Randall...
NH A Living Landscape, Peter's book featuring color panoramas of the New Hampshire landscape. New Hampshire Then & Now, Peter's photographic book featuring 80 pairs of images of New Hampshire, then... and now!