For three years, curator Marc Prüst worked with Ghanaian and international photographers on a visual documentation of Ghana. Since its independence in 1957, Ghana has never experienced disruptive crises, making it an interesting example for developments in a much larger region in West Africa. With the project, consisting of an exhibition during the NUKU photo festival in Ghana and a photo book, leading photographers provide insights into Ghana's society and its landscape. An evening about sharing untold stories, the need for representation and creative collaboration.
With amongst others:
Society and Change in Northern Ghana
As a curator at Noorderlicht Photography Marc Prüst curated an unique project, together with Nuku Studio. They created a photographic documentation of Northern Ghana in conjunction with an academic program with the same title. Internationally acclaimed photographic artists and a group of young talented Ghanaian photographers build a combination of academic research and photography. The project aims to combine academic, documentary, and artistic visions into one coherent whole and showcase the societal changes within Ghana.
The outcome is an exhibition in the Tamale Centre for Photographic Practice and Research during the NUKU photo festival that takes place from 13 to 21 September in Ghana. Next to the exhibition they created a photo book, clustering the most important images. Which considerations have been made in the curation process of the photographers and images? What story does the project tell us?
Marc Prüst works as a curator, artistic director, reviewer and advisor. He is currently one of the curators at Noorderlicht Photography in Groningen, and works as artistic director of the NUKU photo festival that takes place from 13 to 21 September at various locations in Ghana. He is known as an independent curator that creates stories based on his own research on a specific theme or, in close collaboration with a creative team, creates exhibitions of the work of selected photographers.