Survival International Presents a Unique Maasai Photographic Gallery

Survival International "In pictures: Maasai"

Survival International “In pictures: Maasai”

Survival International is the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights.

  • Survival is also an organization that champions tribal peoples around the world.
    • Tribal peoples are peoples who have the following characteristics:
      • they followed ways of life for many generations that are largely self-sufficient;
      • they are different from the mainstream and dominant society; and
      • they form a part of the wider category of indigenous peoples.
  • Survival helps them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.

In an exclusive collaboration with world-renowned photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, Survival presents a unique Maasai photographic gallery.

  • Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have been photographing African tribes for three decades.

Please click here to view “In Pictures: Maasai,” a unique gallery of photos beautifully portray Maasai ways of life.

This video presents “African Ceremonies by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher from Angela & Carol on Vimeo.”

  • The numerous photographic exhibitions of Beckwith and Fisher have received acclaim in museums and galleries throughout the world.
  • In 2000, a major travelling exhibition called Passages featured 97 mural photographs, 6 video films and a selection of African masks sculpture and jewelry.
  • Beckwith and Fisher have recently expressed their intention to place their extensive photographic archive of traditional African cultures and ceremonies with an institution to be selected in the coming months.
    • In addition to more than half a million photographic images the Beckwith Fisher collection includes over 400 hours of video film, 200 illustrated journals and three museum scale exhibitions.
      • This unique archive, created during a thirty-year period of dedicated work, encompasses one hundred and twenty distinct cultures from forty African countries.
    • The institution to be chosen must be a venue for ongoing study and research, committed to making the collection accessible to students, scholars, and the general public, thereby insuring that Africa’s legacy of ancient cultures is preserved, accessible and understood.

“These unique cultures posses a wealth of knowledge that should be celebrated, shared, and honoured. It is our life passion to document and create a powerful visual record of these vanishing ways of life for future generations.”

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher