Eric Gyamfi (b. 1990, Ghana) is an artist living and working in Accra, Ghana. Eric has a B.A in Information Studies and Economics from the University of Ghana.. A grantee of the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund award, Gyamfi is currently a second-year fellow at the Photographer’s Master Class (Khartoum, Sudan 2016 and Nairobi, Kenya 2017). He was recently an invited participant in the Nuku Studio Photography Workshops (2016) and World Press Photo West African Master Class (2017), both in Accra.
Gyamfi’s work spans across photography, sound and recently print making.
Gyamfi’s work, mostly long term oriented has touched on many aspects of Ghanaian social life, predominantly on the lives of alleged women witches Gambaga, in northeastern Ghana, and another on documenting queer life and spaces in Ghana as well; The later having evolved into a more expansive body of work now incorporating the responses of audiences to the ongoing work itself using site-specific installations and other research methodologies that seeks to incorporate directly the immediate public, to whom his work is geared. Public opinion and reactions are freely interwoven with the work itself allowing space for direct engagement and collective introspection. In his work just like us and just like us: bulletin study, these methodologies are manifested
In more recent works such as A certain Bed, Gyamfi takes a more inward looking approach to talking about home, meaning of family and how memories are made.
Recent exhibitions include solo show “see me see you”, Accra 2016/17, Memory and Amnesia: In the presence of Absent Futures, Kumasi, 2017, Just like us : bulletin study James fort prison, Accra 2017, Call and Response at theAlice Austen House Museum
Gyamfi will also be showing Just like us:, Bulletin study at the 11th Rencontres De Bamako in Mali, December 2017.
Gyamfi is also one of the current recipients of the 2017 Open society Foundation Grant aimed at expanding his work, Just Like Us.
He has been featured in publications such as African Lens, Ground, Advocate, Time, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, BBC Africa, Aperture, and the New York Times