An African Portrait Revisited

by Peter E. Randall

2008 Benjamin Franklin Award-winner!

Ghana, an African Portrait Revisited, was one of three finalists in the coffee table/large format category for a 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award.

Ghana, Peter RandallOne 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.

Edited and produced by Peter E. Randall and jacket designer Grace Peirce, the book features the photographs of Randall, Nancy Grace Horton, Barbara Bickford, Charter Weeks, Tim Gaudreau, and Gary Samson, and the writing of Peter Randall and Abena Busia.

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.

Product Details

Full color, Cloth with jacket, 10.25″ x 10.25″, 168 pages. ISBN 1-931807-57-4
Available from: Peter E. Randall Publisher

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