History Deo Gratias, The Oldest Photography Studio Still In Operation

Deo Gratias, The Oldest Photography Studio Still In Operation

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Deo Gratias Studios, Accra

Deo Gratias is the oldest photography studio still in operation in Accra. Founded in 1922 by J.K Bruce Vanderpuije.

He is one of the pioneers of photography in West Africa.

He was reputed to have documented diverse occasions during the colonial period.

Deo Gratias is a Latin word which simply means “Thanks Be To God”. It is located in British

Accra popularly knows as James Town.

 

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