Symphony of Stories - Photography by Randy Preston
January 8 - February 2, 2019
Reception - Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 7-9pm
These photographs are of a Ghana you may have missed, an Africa unexpected. The riches of Ghana that are her people, that are her offspring, that are her children. In these images, see them laugh, see them stare serious and stern. See them smile shy and winsome. See them embrace me, a distant relative, with the music of laughter and openness and kindness. See the shapes of this land, see the land as the people make it, this coastal cradle, self-civilized snapshots, my father's father's fathers. See the faces of family welcoming me back into what I have been, but I’ve never known, offering love and a symphony of stories.
The pictures, and the accompanying poems (by Kwame Alexander, Marjory Wentworth, Tracy Chiles McGhee, Ann Marie Stephens, Van Garrett, Mary Rand Hess, et al) tell a story of returning to family and then staying a while, reveling in the embrace, the security, the familial rhythm that home offers.