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Sudan’s Dinka: Portrait of a People

Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith on stage.

(All photos by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher)

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

Tonight at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Beckwith and Fisher will present images and stories from their latest book, “Dinka: Legendary Cattle Keepers of Sudan,” the fruit of a 30-year study documenting the vanishing people in war-torn Sudan. Above, enjoy a selection of striking images from this latest collection.

Learn more about the lives and work of Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher at their African Ceremonies website, and in this 2004 NG News interview.


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