AFRICAN TWILIGHT: Vanishing Rituals & Ceremonies is a celebration of Africa’s artistry and boundless creativity, captured by renowned artists Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.
The Bowers’ presentation marks the world premiere of this stunning exhibition, with photographs and film covering the last 15 years of their work in over 45 African countries. Their images capture the continent’s vast cultural diversity while documenting profound moments of commonality in the human life cycle, including unique initiation ceremonies, colorful courtship rituals, the splendor of power in Royal Kingdoms, and intimate healing practices for the living and the dead.
Nearly four decades after their initial work in Africa began and after producing 16 acclaimed books, their new culminating opus, the exhibition catalog AFRICAN TWILIGHT: The Vanishing Cultures and Ceremonies of The African Continent completes the journey, covering disappearing rituals and ceremonies from some of the most inaccessible corners of the African continent. With a Foreword by Sir David Adjaye, the two-volume slip-cased set with 750 color photographs will be released in October 2018 by Rizzoli, New York. An accompanying book launch at the Bowers Museum will be held October 27.