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Faces of Africa: Thirty Years of Photography

4.51 of 5 stars 4.51  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Award-winning photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher present an unparalleled collection of 250 photographs, drawn from their work over thirty years, revealing an inclusive look at the people and cultures of Africa.

This astounding collection of rare and intimate photographs depicts a lifetime of events and experiences from birth and coming-of-age to marriage and dea
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Hardcover, 360 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by National Geographic (first published September 14th 2004)
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Paul Bryant
Nov 05, 2009 Paul Bryant rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone fascinated by the amazing possibilities of the human body
An overwhelming book. I have never been to Africa, never likely to go, and if I did, I sure wouldn't be invited to circumcision ceremonies by the Masai of Kenya, or charm dances by the Wadaabe of Niger, nor yet the remote burial places of the Dogon of Mali. But Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher were, and for the past 30 years they have been taking their extraordinary photographs in 26 countries throughout the continent. This book shows you some of the Africa we never see on the news. There are no ...more
Sankalp Shere
Another photo book that Africa is more than mountains, wildlife, Savannah and Saharas! It is about the people who made it all happen - people who are living there literally for thousands of years, who are backward in conventional western sense but are way closer to nature, and human instinct than an average yuppie!

Makes you wanna live with one of the tribes and see their life up and close!

Gina
This is a book containing photography, and little snippets explaining the pictures and providing a little cultural insight, from over 20 years of traversing Africa. The pictures are from several different tribes in different countries. Beautiful.
Meaghan
These photographs are absolutely gorgeous, every one, and the accompanying commentary gives you just enough context. It made me want to get to know the people in the images, and know their lives and their cultures. No wonder this book won such a prestigious award.
Natalie
Beautiful photography. Inspiring stories.
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