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ART News: Pandemic Hobby Turns Into Plan for Africa's Largest Photo Library

By David Schonauer   Tuesday December 7, 2021

Since the pandemic forced many U.S. bookshops to close or slash prices, Ghanaian New Yorker Paul Ninson has amassed 30,000 African photo books for a library he hopes will inspire the next generation of photographers back home, notes Reuters. Ninson estimates that he now owns the world's largest collection of books with images taken in Africa or by photographers of African descent. Thanks to a $1 million crowdfunding windfall, he has already started shipping the trove to West Africa.

Read the whole story at Reuters.


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