Barima Owusu Nyantekyi
Runner Up of Open Doors Gallery’s
HOME | photography competition, 2020
Like any good diasporan, my childhood was partly spent in the home of my grandmother, matriarch of a popular Tropical Modernist house in Kumasi, Ghana where the light travels through it in a rectilinear rhythm of angles, shutters and contrasting gradients.
This series is a meditation on the changes to some of my happiest memories – the freedom and wonder of an endless-seeming childhood, the dynamism and space of midcentury architecture, and the occupation of a spacious household – and the absences that now characterise them, often lit by a strong source. In the manner of a ghost light.
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