Dinka: Legendary Cattle Keepers of Sudan
- use code “Africa” for discount of $5
- link: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers/2011/05/11/dinka/?source=email_nglive
- Date May 11, 2011
- Time 7:30 p.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price NG Member: $16, 3-Part Series: $42; General Public: $18, 3-Part Series: $48
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.”
Most recently, Beckwith and Fisher have completed their latest book, Dinka: Legendary Cattle Keepers of Sudan, the fruit of a 30-year study documenting the vanishing people in war-torn Sudan. This year alone they have received two prestigious awards, the Image Award of the Spanish Geographical Society, for excellence in photography, and the coveted Lowell Thomas Award of the Explorers Club, given only to the world’s most distinguished explorers. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
Discover more at Beckwith and Fisher’s African Ceremonies website.