RITUALS & CEREMONIES
For the last 15 years, the international accepted photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have continued their 40 year journey across Africa, seeking out remote communities, crossing thousands of miles through often extremely inhospitable terrain to record the traditional ceremonies of the people living there today. They were able to gain the trust of tribal elders and healers who let them take part in ceremonies which are usually closed to outsiders, The images, which were also released in 2 books, capture the vast cultural diversity of the continent and span the human life cycle from birth to death, The photos range a.o. from fireside rituals around the grass huts of the Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, to young boys’ initiations into warriors in the forests of DR Congo and the spectacular mask
dancing festivals of Burkina Faso. Africa is changing at a dramatic pace - over 40% of what the photographers have recorded no longer exists. The impressing exhibition shows traditional cultures that will soon vanish! The exhibition consists of 26 colour photos and will take place at the University of Würzburg (Sanderring 2, 97070 Würzburg) from 17 May to 26 July 2019. As an addition to the exhibition, the two photographers will also talk about their work in a lecture, which will take place at Havana Club on Saturday, 01 June 2019 at 11:30 pm. There, they will also speak about their new book and sign copies for the visitors.