Edition 2022




The exhibition by James Barnor: Stories. Pictures from the Archive (1947–1987), which is presented at LUMA as part of the Rencontres d’Arles, features a selection of previously unseen images, selected in collaboration with the artist. The creation of this portfolio, which will become part of the LUMA Foundation’s collection, is part of its Living Archives Programme. From Accra to London and from London to Accra, from the end of the colonial era to the early 1990s, from studio portraits to press commissions, the exhibition offers a kaleidoscopic look at the work of the Ghanaian photographer, already present in major international collections. In addition to the most famous images, visitors will discover a large number of documents and vintage prints that provide a broader and deeper understanding of the importance of James Barnor’s work in the history of world photography and support the portfolio’s archival status. Being the first retrospective of James Barnor in France, this exceptional exhibition offers a privileged look at a transcontinental career that continues to
inspire new generations of artists.

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  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture