The work of world-renowned photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher is on view at THK Photography Gallery in Cape Town until 2 February 2019.
The renown duo met over 40 years ago, beginning a photographic partnership that has seen them journey over 300 000 miles on the African continent – through 48 countries and recording 150 cultures.
Now, nearly two decades after the launch of their landmark book, African Ceremonies, their latest offering, African Twilight: The Vanishing Cultures and Ceremonies of the African Continent, is available as a two-volume, 864-page publication featuring 750 phenomenal colour photographs (pub. Rizzoli, New York).
This completes their journey of photographic works covering disappearing rituals and ceremonies from some of the most inaccessible corners of the African continent.
For the last 15 years of their four decades of African fieldwork, Beckwith/Fisher have continued their journey across Africa, seeking out more remote communities to record sacred ceremonies, powerful art forms, and boundless creativity of the African continent.
Their current exhibition – a selection of images from this vast body of work – brings the vibrancy, intimacy, personal connection and meaningful understanding for which the Beckwith/Fisher collaboration is renowned.
African Twilight is the first solo show presented by the pair on the African continent and includes images from their travels to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, DR Congo, and Cameroon.
The THK Gallery showcase is in cooperation with Crossover, Hamburg.
What: Carol Beckwith Angela Fisher African Twilight Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies exhibition
Carol Beckwith Angela Fisher African Twilight book: https://carolbeckwith-angelafisher.com/
Where: THK Gallery, 52 Waterkant Street Cape Town, https://www.thkgallery.com
When: Until 2 February 2019
African Ceremonies: www.africanceremonies.com