Family FOTO

“Community means more than 'family': it is the cultural groups, markets, associations and friends who we encounter throughout our lives that matter." – James Barnor

For artist James Barnor, family and community were a constant source of inspiration in his photography. Family FOTO is an international family album inspired by Barnor’s Serpentine exhibition James Barnor: Accra/London – A Retrospective.

In June 2021, Serpentine launched a digital call-out inviting people from around the world to share their interpretations of family through personal images and reflections.

Presented in this online gallery, you will find photos and intergenerational stories shared by people from across the globe. Click on each image below to find out more about each submission.

It’s not too late to participate. Share your own images on social media with #SerpentineFamilyFOTO.