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Okurase: Portrait of a Village

Akwaaba (Welcome) Baffour Ampofo, III, Chief of Okurase

Okurase: Portrait of a Village is an exhibition of thirty-four digital prints on canvas by renowned San Francisco-based photographer, Gerald Bybee. This extraordinary series of individual and group portraits portrays some of the residents of a small rural village in Ghana, West Africa, taken during the Village Health Outreach Program in June, 2011. Bybee captures the humanity, life, and environment of village residents in brilliant, colorful images that include the majestic Odikro, the female Chief of the village in traditional formal dress; as well as adults and children engaged in work or creative activities such as carving drums, instructing dance, preparing and transporting food, or waiting for medical care at the Health Outreach. A series of ten smaller canvases depict PROJECT OKURASE’S founders, MUSC faculty, and volunteers with other village residents, giving insight to the multi-cultural activities and success of this program.

Okurase: Portrait of a Village will remain on long-term display in the second floor of the James W. Colbert Educational Center and Library, 171 Ashley Avenue, at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Related Links:
video OKURASE Reception Slideshow 



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