Women of the African Ark Calender 2008
Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher met in East Africa more than twenty-five years ago while documenting a Maasai ceremony. The two author/photographers teamed up, traveling the continent to record rapidly disappearing traditional cultures. Their work has been published in several books, including the award-winning African Ceremonies (Abrams, 1999). This calendar presents twenty-five of Beckwith and Fisher’s color photographs, featuring women from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, Southern Sudan, and Tanzania. Concise, informative captions provide insight into African traditions, focusing on rites of passage for women of the African Ark.