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Faces of Africa By Carol Beckwith

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With their unique eye for Africa and its inhabitants, Beckwith and Fisher have created a moving, personal tribute to some of the most beautiful people on Earth.
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Faces of Africa: Thirty Years of Photography by Carol Beckwith

Award-winning photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher present an unparalleled collection of 250 photographs, drawn from their work over thirty years, revealing an inclusive look at the people and cultures of Africa. This astounding collection of rare and intimate photographs depicts a lifetime of events and experiences from birth and coming-of-age to marriage and death from every part of Africa. These varied cultural "faces" are expressed in the rolling eyes and flashing teeth of the Wodaabe charm dancers of Niger, the colourful beaded bodices of the Dinka of Sudan, the striking painted faces of the Karo of Ethiopia, and countless people beaded, draped in beautiful cloth, and veiled to honor a special moment in life.

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Faces of Africa Reviews


"I was first riveted by their portraits of African women at a small gallery in London. Their photographs had such a powerful effect that I was driven to leave home and family to come and see it for myself." -- Africa News

About Carol Beckwith


Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have collaborated on several books including African Ceremonies.Ten years in the making, this definitive work contains nearly 850 full-colour photographs covering the vanishing rituals and custums of tribal African cultures for which the authors received the United Nations Award of Excellence, The London Royal Geographic Society's Kearton Medal, and the French Biarritz Photography Festival's best book of the year.

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GOR004297678
Faces of Africa: Thirty Years of Photography by Carol Beckwith
Carol Beckwith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
National Geographic Society
2009-01-06
360
1426204248
9781426204241
N/A
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