THK Photography, in cooperation with Crossover, Hamburg is delighted to invite you to our upcoming exhibition of photographic works by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, titled African Twilight: Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies. The exhibition opens at 6PM on Thursday, 1 November 2018 at THK Photography Gallery, 52 Waterkant Street, Cape Town.
World-renowned photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher 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 African cultures.
For the last 15 years of their four decades of African fieldwork, they have continued their journey across Africa, seeking out even more remote communities to record the sacred ceremonies, powerful art forms, and boundless creativity of the African Continent. Now, nearly two decades after their landmark book African Ceremonies, their soon-to-be-released book, African Twilight: The Vanishing Cultures and Ceremonies of the African Continent – a two-volume, 864-page publication featuring 750 colour photographs (pub. Rizzoli, New York) – completes the journey, covering disappearing rituals and ceremonies from some of the most inaccessible corners of the African continent.
The upcoming 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 will be the first solo show presented by the pair on the African continent and will include images from their travels to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, DR Congo, and Cameroon – documenting rituals and ceremonies from some of the most remote corners of our continent. The exhibition will run from 01.11.2018 – 02.28.2019.
We look forward to welcoming you to this event!