African Ceremonies: Documenting a Vanishing World

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 - 7:30pm
Format: 
Discussion
Format: 
Lecture
Admission: 
Ticket Required
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
Benaroya Hall Click here for Map

Thirty years of work on the African continent have carried Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher across 270,000 miles and through remote corners of 40 countries in exploration of more than 150 African cultures.

Most recently, Beckwith and Fisher have completed their latest book, Dinka: Legendary Cattle Keepers of Sudan, the fruit of a 30-year study documenting the vanishing people in war-torn Sudan. This year alone they have received two prestigious awards, the Image Award of the Spanish Geographical Society, for excellence in photography, and the coveted Lowell Thomas Award of the Explorers Club, given only to the world’s most distinguished explorers. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Tickets are required. Purchase online here.

The National Geographic Lecture Series is proudly sponsored by KCTS 9.