Inspired by family albums and my childhood memories growing up in a Christian home, I seek to augment the beauty of Sundays in Ghana with this body of work. “Sunday Special” is a memoir meant to both evoke the joy of nostalgia, and allow my audience to contend with the juxtapositions of past and present, fiction and nonfiction, divinity and community, existing in one place all at the same time. Through the use of fiction in this photographic story, I also explore the genre’s potential in questioning, reimagining, and coloring the voids in the archives. Ultimately, this series is a testament to my faith and an invitation for others to find something worth believing in.

Bio: Carlos Idun-Tawiah (b. 1997) is a Ghanaian photographer and filmmaker based in Accra, Ghana. Inspired by Africa’s rich photographic archives, Idun-Tawiah seeks to remark and reimagine the ever-changing landscapes of Black life.
His photographs are mostly characterized by subject matters around the vernacular, community, faith, hope, and love. Through his fictionalized photographic stories, Idun-Tawiah is committed to carefully accenting Black beauty and depth, by telling the African story with clarity and grace.