VISUAL NARRATIVES: ARTIST STUDIO VISIT ERIC GYAMFI
Part of the series Archiving the Mo(ve)ment presented by Okhiogbe Omonblanks Omonhinmin &"COLLECTIVE PRACTICES" program
Omonblanks takes us to visit Accra-based visual artist Eric Gyamfi in his studio virtually, for an introduction to his visual practice and a visit behind the scenes.
Photography is a way of storytelling. Eric Gyamfi uses photography as a tool for social commentary, storytelling and documentation of the moment, as a mode of communication and social critique. The studio visit allows for a wider audience to explore his images and the stories behind them, and interact with the artist.
The studio visit will take place online, via Zoom. No registration needed. Visitors are asked to join the event with their cameras on.
Eric Gyamfi (b. 1990, Ghana) is a photographer living and working in Ghana. Eric has a B.A in Information studies and with Economics from the University of Ghana (2010 to 2014). He is currently pursuing an MFA at the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (2018 – ). Gyamfi is also a fellow at the Photographers’ Master Class (Khartoum, Sudan 2016 and Nairobi, Kenya 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa 2018). He was a participant of the Nuku Studio Photography Workshops (2016) and World Press Photo West African Master Class (2017), both in Accra.
Gyamfi has a background in documentary photography. His current interests in the medium and forms of the photograph(ic), continue to fuel his experiments with hybrid digital and analogue/chemical processes. With these experiments, he reflects on the limits of photographic frame(ings) and what possibilities lay outside of them.
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