The success this year of our partnership with the Photobook Collective at RPS House during 2022 has encouraged us to collaborate with the UK publisher RRB Books. Together we are making photography books more widely available to members – including a selection of discounted and hard-to-find titles.
The first book we are presenting is Stories. Pictures from the Archive (1947-1987) by James Barnor, a RPS honorary Fellow. The book showcases the life and work of the RPS Honorary Fellow, who moved between Accra in Ghana and London across the decades.
Opening his first portrait studio in Accra in 1949, Barnor also worked for the press, photographing the movement that led to his country’s independence in 1957. Then, living in the UK from 1959 to 1969, Barnor was able to document the experience of the diaspora in the ‘Swinging London’ of the 1960s. He branched out to colour photography, returning to Ghana in 1970 to continue his work with the technique.
The 300-page Stories was published to coincide with the first major retrospective of his work at LUMA Foundation, part of Les Rencontres d’Arles, in 2022. It is available with a 25% discount on the standard edition or a limited edition print by using the exclusive code RPSBOOKCLUB. We will present further books to RPS members in future months.
The code can be used during checkout here: https://www.rrbphotobooks.com/collections/publishing/products/james-barnor-stories