Book Reco: Faces of Africa

How do we preserve ancient cultures? 

Last month, we attended the National Geographic Live and were amazed at how two women have recorded the African culture and helped build a historical record.   Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, a team of courageous explorers and photographers, presented their life’s passion and how they have preserved images of Africa – its proud peoples and rich art forms.  They shared eye-opening images of the pastoral Dinka people of the Sudan that they have documented in a newly published book .  They have devoted 30 years of work in Africa, and have freeze framed accounts of ceremonies – rituals and rites of passage from birth to death, and captured more than 150 traditional African cultures in their photos and videos.