Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have been learning about and photographing the traditional cultures of Africa for 30 years, and have published several books of their work, including a seminal text on the subject: African Ceremonies (Abrams, 1999).
In September 2012 they came out with a book focusing more specifically on bodyart traditions: Painted Bodies: African Body Painting, Tattoos and Scarification (find it on amazon) and I received a link (via Craig Tracy) to a National Geographic Live! video of these two remarkable ethnologists talking about this new book and their journeys to these remote African cultures to create such a record of vanishing traditions.
To learn more about our programs and performances: http://www.agostinoarts.com
- The Omo Tribes: Ethiopia’s Natural Beauties. (franceleclerc.com)
- About the Woodabe: Los Bororo (kysevenkuroi.wordpress.com)
- Is a painted body naked?
- Tribal Facepainting Concept
- Traditional Bodyart – Nuba; Sudan; Africa – 1: changing my perceptions