James Barnor: Photos of 90-year-old photographer who took the first coloured photos pop up

James Barnor: Photos of 90-year-old photographer who took the first coloured photos pop up

- Photos of the first Ghanaian photographer to shoot in colour, James Barnor, has surfaced online

- Barnor was also the first photographer in Ghana to shoot photos outdoors

- Information available shows that he worked with a South African magazine known as Drum

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YEN.com.gh has learned that a 90-year-old Ghanaian photographer, James Barnor, is the first to shoot coloured photos in the country.

Information available shows that he is also the first Ghanaian photographer to shoot photos outdoors.

Barnor is reported to have helped to place Black women on the covers of British magazines and he also documented fashion shows in the country.

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Per a report by Black Research Central, Barnor recorded significant events in the country as it headed towards independence.

He, however, moved to the United Kingdom (UK) in the 1960s to continue working with South African magazine, Drum.

He took the opportunity to shoot several cover images for about a decade and then developed his own brand of street reportage and documentary photography.

Barnor, however, began to receive recognition for his work only after he reached his 70’s.

In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that the only Ghanaian football player to represent a top English club, Manchester United, has experienced a downturn in his career and livelihood.

Regarded as ‘the new Pele’, Adu, who started his career as a teenager, is currently a free agent and faces an uncertain future.

Information available suggests that he became the youngest player to sign a professional football contract in the United States in November 2003.

He became a global star at 14 years and always had fans excited when he stepped on the pitch.

Adu was known for his lightning-quick feet, an imposing physique and a good eye for goals.

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