Carol Beckwith was born and educated in the United States, where she was awarded a Traveling Fellowship by the Boston Museum. This enabled her to study fine art in Japan and New Guinea. Arriving in Africa in 1974, she travelled the continent, living with the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania and with the Wodaabe in Niger. Her extraordinary experience resulted in two famous photography books: Maasai in 1980 (with Tepilit Ole Saitoti), which won the Annisfield-Wolf Prize in Race Relations, and Nomads of Niger in 1984 (with Marion van Offelen) which later became the subject of her award-winning film Way of the Wodaabe, made in 1988.
In 1990 Carol Beckwith published a third book with Angela Fisher called African Ark which was the basis for the film The Painter and the Fighter. Carol's photographs and paintings have been exhibited in the United States, Japan, Europe and Africa.

Angela Fisher

Born and educated in Australia, Angela Fisher has spent most of her life studying African peoples across the continent. Her first book Africa Adorned, published in 1984, is a valuable and acclaimed photographic record of all African jewellery and body decoration. National Geographic magazine featured a major thirty-eight-page article on his work.
In 1990 he published African Ark, a study of African culture that was the result of five years of joint work with Carol Beckwith and won the Annisfield-Wolf Award in Race Relations. This book inspired the film The Painter and the Fighter, also a co-production between the two artists about the Surma people in Ethiopia. Over the past twenty years Angela's photographs, and her collections of ethnic and designer jewellery, have been published and exhibited throughout the world.

 

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