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Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

African Ceremonies: Documenting a Vanishing World

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AIRED ON: Nov 17, 2012

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher discuss their journies through Africa and their work documenting rituals and rites of passage from birth to death.

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Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

Thirty-five years ago, American-born Carol Beckwith and Australian Angela Fisher met in Kenya and began a relationship with the African continent, journeying over 270,000 miles, through 40 countries and recording 150 African cultures. The two photographers produced 15 acclaimed books. Their defining body of work, the double volume African Ceremonies, is a pan-African study of rituals and rites of…

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