The collection consists of approximately 25,000 images (negatives and prints) taken by the late Dr. Timothy Garrard (1943-2007). Some images were taken in Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso between 1980-1990, but the majority were taken in Cote d'Ivoire from 1983-2002. Subjects depicted include natural and cultural landscapes, the Senufo Poro society, and the Akan, Baule and Senufo peoples.
Negatives are arranged by binder and reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Dr. Timothy F. Garrard (1943-2007) was a British lawyer and archaeologist who lived and worked most of his adult life in West Africa, including Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. He is known for his scholarly work on the gold trade, and in particular, his study of goldweights, the bronze castings used for weighing gold dust, the original currency of the region.
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