Nuku Studio Newsletter (May 2019)
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Nuku Studio continues to document Northern Ghana

Since 2016, Nuku Studio and Noorderlicht (House of Photography in The Netherlands) have been collaborating on a photographic research project “Northern Ghana Life” with the vision to tell stories of the rather undocumented region of the country. After the launch of the first photo book and exhibition in 2018 during the Nuku Photo Festival, the project is now entering a new phase. Photographers Nii Obodai and Nyani Quarmyne have started to work on new stories about the Dagomba and the Gonja, to be released in two photo books. Continue reading!
Nii Obodai, from the series “Messengers of the Gods”

News from our network

Happy birthday James Barnor!

James Barnor is a pioneer of Ghanaian photography. In June, he celebrates his 90th birthday. Paris-based gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière showcases his work in the exhibition "Music Migrations, Paris-London". Nuku Studio is honoured to have been able to show the exhibition "Life According to James Barnor" last year during the Nuku Festival at Gallery 1957.

Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art launched new space with photo exhibition

The Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art launched a new gallery in Accra with the photo exhibition “Catharsis”. In 2019, the Kuenyehia Trust continues its efforts in supporting shortlisted artists of the 2018 Kuenyehia Prize through four exhibitions. Photographers Ofoe Amegavie, who was part of Nuku Festival's exhibition "Daily Graphic" last year, and Caleb Aryee inaugurated this cycle of exhibitions. The selected works focus on spirituality, mental health, domestic violence and identity. The exhibition is on until 20 June.

Everyday Africa introduces new photographers

Everyday Africa introduces new photographers: Abdurrauf Ben Madi, Bullen Chol, Esther Ruth Mbabazi, Esther N’sapu, Fethi Sahraoui, Fatmah Fahmy, Sabry Khaled, Salih Basheer, Chinula Mandla, Jekesai Njikizana, Steven Chikosi, Gulshan Khan, Mauro Sérgio, Miora Rajaonary, Nada Harib, and Yoriyas Alaoui Ismaili. These photographers join the existing cohort of 34 Everyday Africa contributors, including from Ghana, and represent an expansion of the coverage of the continent, adding Morocco, Algeria, Libya, South Sudan, and Angola to the list of countries.


  • Colour Balance Images is hiring for a Community Engagement Coordinator for West Africa! Apply now!
  • Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development: Call for Proposals for Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change - Apply here by 14 June
  • LensCulture: 2019 LensCulture Art Photography Awards - Apply here by 19 June
  • Addis Photo Fest: Open Call for the 6th edition in 2020 - Apply here by 31 July 
  • OpenWalls Arles 2020: British Journal of Photography, in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles, is seeking 50 winning images and two winning series to be exhibited as part of a group show coinciding with Les Rencontres d’Arles 2020. Apply here by 1 August
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