View Press Release
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Two Children Watching)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Two Children Watching) # 118-119
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
42 3/4 x 60 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher - Turkana Woman, Kenya
Beckwith & Fisher
Turkana Woman, Kenya
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2014, printed 2018
60 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma Man with Painted Back, Ethiopia # 78
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma Man with Painted Back, Ethiopia # 78
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
60 x 39 7/8 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (man painting woman) # 76-77
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (man painting woman) # 76-77
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
44 3/8 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.

Beckwith & Fisher - Dinka Man Covered in Ash, South Sudan
Beckwith & Fisher
Dinka Man Covered in Ash, South Sudan
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2006, Printed 2013
40 x 30 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo Man with Handprint Motif, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo Man with Handprint Motif, Ethiopia # 65
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
60 x 45 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher - Kara Boy with Chalk Make up
Beckwith & Fisher
Kara Boy with Chalk Make up and Berry Adornment, Omo River, Ethiopia
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2013, printed 2018
40 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher - Surma (girls with painted faces)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (girls with painted faces) # 112
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
40 x 32 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Turkana Girl with Beaded Collar, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Turkana Girl with Beaded Collar, Ethiopia
40 x 29 3/8 inches
1985-1986, Printed 2013
40 x 29 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher - Young Kara man with Chalk Paint
Beckwith & Fisher
Young Kara man with Chalk Paint, Omo River, Ethiopia
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2013, printed 2018
40 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher - Rendille Warrior, Kenya
Beckwith & Fisher
Rendille Warrior, Kenya
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2008, printed 2018
40 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher - Hadza Hunters Overlooking their Territory
Beckwith & Fisher
Hadza Hunters Overlooking their Territory, Tanzania
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2007, printed 2018
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/7 on verso.

Beckwith & Fisher - Surma Girl with Lacey Face Paint, Ethiopia # 67
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma Girl with Lacey Face Paint, Ethiopia # 67
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
40 x 29 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.

Beckwith & Fisher - Pokot Initiate with Ochered Collar, Kenya
Beckwith & Fisher
Pokot Initiate with Ochered Collar, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2003, Printed 2013
40 x 27 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Dinka Child Imitating Horns of a Favorite Bull
Beckwith & Fisher
Dinka Child Imitating Horns of a Favorite Bull, South Sudan
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2006, Printed 2013
40 x 26 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/10 on verso.

Beckwith & Fisher - Mursi Warrior, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Mursi Warrior, Ethiopia
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2012, printed on 2013
40 x 25 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Girl With Exotic Markings)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Girl With Exotic Markings) # 44
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
60 x 47 1/2 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Beckwith & Fisher - Dinka Boy with Long Horned Bull
Beckwith & Fisher
Dinka Boy with Long Horned Bull, South Sudan
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2006, Printed 2013
60 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher -Rendille Warrior with Feather Headdress, Kenya
Beckwith & Fisher
Rendille Warrior with Feather Headdress, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2004, Printed 2013
27 1/4 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Beckwith & Fisher - Samburu Warrior Adorned with French Silk Roses, Kenya
Beckwith & Fisher
Samburu Warrior Adorned with French Silk Roses, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2004, Printed 2013
40 x 26 1/4 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Pokot Male Initiate with Sisal Veil, Kenya
Beckwith & Fisher
Pokot Male Initiate with Sisal Veil, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2011, printed 2013
40 x 28 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Beckwith & Fisher - Painted Karo Dancer, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Painted Karo Dancer, Ethiopia
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
40 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma Boy with Painted Face, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma Boy with Painted Face, Ethiopia
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
60 x 46 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Dinka Boy Leading Black Bull, South Sudan
Beckwith & Fisher
Dinka Boy Leading Black Bull, South Sudan
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2006, Printed 2013
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/5 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher -Karo Man Painted For Courtship, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo Man Painted For Courtship, Ethiopia
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1996-2005, Printed 2013
40 x 27 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Jean-Baptiste Huynh | Ethiopie - Portait I
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Ethiopie - Portrait I
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005
47 x 47 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/7 on verso.

Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Ethiopie - Portrait XL
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Ethiopie - Portrait XL
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005
47 1/5 x 47 1/5 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Ethiopie - Portrait VIII
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Ethiopie - Portrait VIII
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005
47 1/5 x 47 1/5 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Ethiopie - Portrait VI
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Ethiopie - Portrait VI
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005, printed 2006
18 x 18 inches

Artist blind stamp on recto. Titled and # 4/12 on verso.

Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Ethiopie - Portrait XXVII
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Ethiopie - Portrait XXVII
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005
27 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches
Artist blind stamp on recto. Titled and # 1/12 on verso.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Mali - Portrait VI
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Mali - Portrait VI
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
47 1/5 x 47 1/5 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Mali - Portrait III
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Mali - Portrait III
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
47 1/5 x 47 1/5 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Dana Gluckstein - Himba Girl, Namibia
Dana Gluckstein
Himba Girl, Namibia
Archival Pigment Photograph
2007, Printed 2011
44 x 44 inches

Signed, dated and # 1/12 on artist label on verso.

Dana Gluckstein - Samburu Women, Kenya
Dana Gluckstein
Samburu Women, Kenya
Archival Pigment Photograph
1985, Printed 2011
44 x 44 inches

Signed, dated and # 1/12 on artist label on verso.

Dana Gluckstein - Himba Headman's Son, Namibia
Dana Gluckstein
Himba Headman's Son, Namibia
Archival Pigment Photograph
2007, Printed 2011
34 x 34 inches

Signed, dated and # 1/30 on artist label on verso.

Africa: Portraits & Landscapes
A Photographic Legacy

11/10/18 - 11/28/18

As the historical and geographical epicenter of humankind, the African continent has long been thought to provide the underlying common thread in the essence of our human development. “Africa: Portraits and Landscapes; A Photographic Legacy,” exhibiting the work of Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher, Dana Gluckstein, David Yarrow, and Jean-Baptiste Huynh, showcases photographers studying and portraying the various qualities that allow humans (and living creatures) to connect. Whether documenting the visually spectacular and communal ceremonies of courtship and marriage or creating captivating, dignifying portraits that enlist the empathy of the viewer, these photographers touch on subjects that are emotionally palpable and hopefully universally relatable. This exhibition features photographers who preserve and present the enduring yet susceptible condition of living; humanity flourishing together in an ever harsh, complex, and transient world.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher each have over 40 years of field experience photographing Africa, creating pictures that are part ethnographic studies and part compelling works of art. In their quest to document tribal rituals and ceremonies in Africa before their disappearance due to clashes with contemporary culture, the photographers managed to have gained unparalleled access to some of the most remote areas of the continent. At times waiting as much as 12 years for permission to record seldom occurring ceremonies in previously unreachable tribal lands, Beckwith and Fisher gained access to secluded cultures through a mutual sense of intimacy, candor, and a profound wish to preserve the ceremonial heritage of the world’s oldest civilizations.

“In traditional African societies, the passage from one stage of life to the next is marked with important rituals and ceremonies. From the moment of birth, an African is connected to family, to community, and to the ancestors.”

David Yarrow personifies perseverance and preparation. Fueled by his rejection of the banal, of stock wildlife photography, Yarrow’s photographic motif challenges him into creating dynamic, dramatic pictures that necessitate a high degree of unpredictability. Yarrow often places himself in precarious, remote locations where the photographer’s often meticulous preparation comes into play; with uninterrupted patience and a goal of memorializing a unique, fleeting moment, David Yarrow’s photographs are full of vitality and a sense of urgency. Yarrow’s photography captures wildlife with a heightened sense of reality, with the goal of perpetuating their beauty and promoting an attitude of conservationism for the majestic creatures of an ancestral landscape.

Dana Gluckstein’s photographic oeuvre is renowned for the manner in which she portrays her subjects, with an ultimate mission to create dignifying, profound portraits. Creating portraiture that presents indigenous peoples in their immediate world, the photographer’s adept and compassionate disposition helps to generate images that channel memorable associations to its viewer, encouraging an affinity with the subject and the harmonizing insight that we are all, as human beings, related. Her academic background was in sociology; and she had a career in advertising and has found a way to blend her past experiences with her present passion, to preserve and document the principles of human dignity.

“The work of Dana Gluckstein helps us to truly see, not just appearances, but essences, to see as God sees us, not just the physical form, but also the luminous soul that shines through us.” - Desmond Tutu

Jean-Baptiste Huynh’s photography is direct, impactful, masterful, and transfixing. Huynh’s work resonates through the individualism of his subjects; the photographs almost appear as an intimate conversation with the viewer, focusing on the strength of the subject’s profile to create an arresting image. Huynh’s portraits position themselves eloquently through their physical size and full registration with a magnitude of scale and emotion that leaves the viewer with an acute sense of authenticity. As a protege of Irving Penn, Huynh’s compositions have the elegance and grace of classical portraiture.

In an ever-changing globalized world, that seems less keen on respecting tradition and readily disposes of the unfamiliar, the dedication to preserving humanity’s cultural arenas, whether by recording ancient rites and ceremonies or by conserving Africa’s wildlife, is an honorable, necessary, and arduous task. The photographers in this exhibition give a strong visual presence to a multitude of the vivid aspects of Africa, and in a larger dimension, every image becomes an engagement with humanity. As cultural diversity dramatically enhances the human spirit, its preservation should be considered an essential task for those skillful and intelligent enough to capture and preserve it.