Exhibition: AFRICAN TWILIGHT: Vanishing Rituals & CeremoniesAFRICAN TWILIGHT<br />

AFRICAN TWILIGHT: Vanishing Rituals & Ceremonies

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

AFRICAN TWILIGHT is a celebration of the beautiful artistry and boundless creativity of  Africa’s cultural heritage for audiences worldwide, transporting viewers into a world of connections between individual and community, body and soul, land and people.

The photographs on exhibition, covering the last 15 years of work in 32 African countries, bring the vibrancy, intimacy, personal connection and meaningful understanding for which the Beckwith/Fisher collaboration is renowned. The images capture the vast cultural diversity of the continent and span the human life cycle from birth to death, covering unique initiation ceremonies into adulthood, colourful rituals of courtship and marriage, the splendour of power and leadership in Royal Kingdoms, seasonal rites of survival, diverse religious beliefs, healing practices and, finally, extraordinary rituals of death and the fascinating role of the afterworld. Drawn from their continuing work documenting African ceremonies, AFRICAN TWILIGHT presents a phase II, following their landmark exhibition “Passages” premiered in 2000 by the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

The exhibition will consist of 92 photographs and 10 short video films which can be shown on monitors, or on a single screen. We invite each museum to present art objects from their collection to enhance the experience of Africa as a living tradition. We encourage museum programming that will inspire the audience to view the exhibition both as a source of learning and as a vital creative inspiration for young people today.


“Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher are not only truly remarkable photographers, but their dedication to preserving for all time the dazzling diversity of African Ceremonies is unparalleled. Their celebration of African cultures will forever serve as the most compelling and passionate portrayal of the splendour of human creativity from the very continent that gave rise to all humanity.”
    —Dr. Donald Johanson, Director / Founder, Institute of Human Origins


Exhibition Content
92 photographs, 10 Video films, plus Music by British comoposer David Bradnum (Optional), and Artefacts from Venue's Collections (Optional)
AvailabilityLinear FeetShipping InfoRental Fee
through 2027+/- 270 Linear Feet (no spacing)Est. 2000 lbs.Inquire
Venues »InstitutionLocationDates
 Bowers Museum of Cultural ArtSanta Ana, CA  July 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019
 San Francisco Tribal Arts FairSan Francisco, CA  February 8 - 11, 2019
 International Africa FestivalWurzburg, Germany  May 17 - July 26, 2019
 URBAN ZENNew York, NY  November 22, 2019 - January 15, 2020
 International Africa FestivalWurzburg, Germany  May - July 2021
 San Juan Islands Museum of ArtFriday Harbor, WA  June 10 to September 12, 2021