"Ghanaian-American” juxtaposes my American upbringing with my Ghanaian heritage. The
subject wearing the American flag as a durag, represents my experience growing up as a black male in America. The ankara backdrop represents the consistent role that Ghanaian culture has played in my life. “Ghanaian-American” challenges the notion of duality: does one culture take precedence over the other or can they co-exist?
Author: Lloyd Kofi Foster is a Ghanaian-American photographer based in Washington, DC. Self-taught, Foster’s work uses personal connections, memories, and authentic perception to capture daily life, combat warped media perspectives, and to better understand his subjects. Foster's works have exhibited at the National Geographic Museum, BWI Airport International Art Gallery, The Textile Museum, Prince George's African American Museum, and IA&A at Hillyer, among other exhibition spaces within the United States.