“The importance and complexity of Zohra Opoku’s work, both in her approach to the photographic medium and in the themes she explores, calls for more intimate engagement…“
Zohra Opoku (b. 1976 Germany and Ghana) works with photographs and textiles to explore the complex performance of personal and societal identity. Through the use of fabrics, traditional Ghanaian dress codes and a variety of printing, dyeing, and alternative photographic processes, Opoku creates deeply meaningful work that brings together distinct histories. Political, historical, cultural, and socio-economic influences inform the pieces, which are rooted in identity politics and draw from family archives and histories to address larger concepts of belonging.