Ekow Eshun is Chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group and the former Director of the ICA, London. He is the author of Africa State of Mind: Contemporary Photography Reimagines a Continent (Thames & Hudson) and Black Gold of the Sun (Penguin), which was nominated for the Orwell prize.
Eshun’s writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Granta, Esquire, GQ Style, Aperture, Wired and L’uomo Vogue. He has contributed to several exhibition books including Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography (Barbican); Between Worlds (National Portrait Gallery) and to publications on the work of Chris Ofili, Kehinde Wiley, John Akomfrah and Duro Olowu among others. In 2016, Eshun curated the photography exhibition Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity (The Photographer's Gallery).