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Pandemic hobby grows into plan for Africa’s largest photography library

Pandemic hobby grows into plan for Africa’s largest photography library

ANGELA MOORE and COOPER INVEEN SINCE the pandemic forced many U.S. bookshops to close or slash prices, Ghanaian New Yorker Paul Ninson has amassed 30,000 African photo books for a library he hopes will inspire the next generation of photographers back home. Ninson estimates that he now owns the world's largest collection of books with images taken in Africa or by photographers of African descent. Thanks to a $1 million crowdfunding windfall, he has already started shipping the trove to West Africa. "For so long we've let other people tell our stories and distribute our stories," Ninson said in one…
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