Together again: the link between transnational ties and photo archiving among Ghanaian families

Elad Ben Elul


This article examines the practice of storing and sharing digital photos among Ghanian families in the diaspora. Ethnographic observation raised issues about the materiality of digital photos and their storing platforms and the complex dialogue between digital architecture and pre-existing cultural forces such as kinship and storytelling.


Digital anthropology; Material culture; Ghana; Archive; Digital photos; Family photo albums

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