James Barnor (born 1929) opened his first photography studio in Accra, Ghana, in 1949. He also worked for the press, capturing in photos the movement that led to his country’s independence in 1957. Living in the United Kingdom from 1959 to 1969, he documented the experience of the diaspora in the “Swinging London” of the sixties. He branched out to color photography, and returned to Ghana in 1970 to cultivate the use of the technique. In 2021 he was honored with a large-scale retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in London.