Elizabeth L. Gilbert:
Histories in Africa, 20 Years of Photography

© Elizabeth L. Gilbert

5 April - 3 May 2013

with a talk by Ms. Gilbert on Friday, 5 April, at 3 pm in Sverdrup 101
Opening Reception in the gallery Friday, 5 April, 5-7 pm

Elizabeth L. Gilbert has been working as a photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya, for many years. First she worked as a war photographer, but since 1998 has been documenting the rapidly changing customs and rituals of the Maasai, Samburu, Mursi, Karo, Hamar, and the Batwa peoples of the Great Rift Valley. She not only has documented ancient traditions before they completely disappear, she has brought the photographs back to the people, so that they can see and react to their own images.

Elizabeth L. Gilbert is author of

Broken Spears Tribes of the Great Rift Valley
Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey Tribes of the Great Rift Valley
Film Series

Join us for a free screening of Ms. Gilbert's new documentary film, The Last Safari, at 7 pm on Sunday, 7 April, in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. Ms. Gilbert will introduce the film.


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