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Legendary Photographers Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher Conclude a Four Decade Chronicle of African Culture with their Final Book AFRICAN TWILIGHT

September 21, 2018 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email
African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent, marks the end of an epic 16 book journey that captured the vanishing world of Africa’s many cultures and brought the vibrant costumes and ceremonies of deepest Africa to millions of readers around the globe. The books were accompanied by four films and numerous museum and gallery exhibits.

Wrapping up their four decade odyssey as two of the greatest chroniclers of African culture, Beckwith and Fisher conclude their award-winning series of 16 books (over 1 million sold) with African Twilight. The two-volume slip-cased set with 750 color photographs and a foreword by Sir David Adjaye, will be released November 6, 2018 by Rizzoli New York.

“Our deepest respect for your lifelong cultural history work in Africa, your toughness as explorers, your skill as photographers and story tellers – and most importantly as ambassadors and guardians for Africa’s cultural heritage.”

Nigel Winser, Former Deputy Director, Royal Geographical Society

These two unique and trailblazing women first met in Kenya in 1978, and
are doing what no two women have ever done before. Carol and Angela have spent 40 years crossing Africa, by mule train, by camel caravan, sharing the lives of nomadic people in 48 different countries. They’ve been stranded, caught extraordinary diseases, had accidents, adventures, close encounters and overcome all of the obstacles. They have developed a closeness in friendship and collaboration through travel and discovery, tied together by their passion for Africa.

Accompanying the printed version of African Twilight, the master visual storytellers have created the African Twilight exhibition at the Bowers Museum which includes eighty-five stunning photographs, fourteen videos, and countless extraordinary moments highlighting a vanishing cultural landscape in Africa.

With a focus on the last 15 years of Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher‘s work in over 48 African countries, their images capture the continent’s vast cultural diversity while documenting profound moments of commonality in the human life cycle, including unique initiation ceremonies, colorful courtship rituals, the splendor of power in Royal Kingdoms, and intimate healing practices for the living and the dead.

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