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Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith - Painted Bodies of Africa

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.

at National Geographic Live
1600 M Street, NW
Metro: Farragut North Metro

Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith

Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith met in Kenya 35 years ago and joined forces to make their acclaimed images covering 150 African cultures across 270,000 miles. These explorers have learned the secrets of Africa firsthand from the people they have lived with, photographing each group meticulously, from their body adornment to their rituals. Their new book, Painted Bodies of Africa (Rizolli, $100), explores the art of using the skin as a canvas, a practice performed to attract the opposite sex, differentiate oneself from the enemy, and access the spirit world.

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Nov 8 2012