Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Woman With Painted Eye-Mask)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Woman With Painted Eye-Mask) # 68-69
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
27 1/4 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Girl Having Face Painted)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Girl Having Face Painted) # 46-47
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
27 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Children Playing)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Children Playing) # 24-25
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
27 1/2 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Two Girls Painted)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Two Girls Painted With Identical Designs) # 58-59
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
28 1/2 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Three Girls With Painted Faces)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Three Girls With Painted Faces) # 62-63
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
29 3/8 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma Two Children Painted White & ocher
Beckwith & Fisher
Two Surma Children Painted with White and Ocher, Ethiopia # 38-39
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
40 x 60 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma Children Painted as Twins, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma Children Painted as Twins, Ethiopia # 35
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
60 x 45 5/8 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 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 (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 & Angela Fisher - Surma (Children Playing a Game)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Children Playing a Game) # 26-27
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
42 3/8 x 60 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma Children with Painted Bodies, Ethiopia #
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma Children with Painted Bodies, Ethiopia # 40-41
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
39 7/8 x 60 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 7/7 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.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo (Woman With Necklaces)
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo (Woman With Necklaces) # 17
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
60 x 46 1/2 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo (Man With Painted Face)
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo (Man With Painted Face) # 96
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
60 x 42 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo (Girl With Patterned Stomach)
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo (Girl With Patterned Stomach) # 33
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
60 x 42 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Maasai Warrior with Chalk Paint
Beckwith & Fisher
Maasai Warrior with Chalk Paint, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1979, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Voodoo Priest at Seko Healing Shrine
Beckwith & Fisher
Voodoo Priest at Seko Healing Shrine, Togo
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1993, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Female Fetish Figure
Beckwith & Fisher
Female Fetish Figure in Voodoo Healing Shrine, Seko, Togo (Gabara, Female Deity)
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1993, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Dinka Boy Holding Monitor Lizard
Beckwith & Fisher
Dinka Boy Holding Monitor Lizard, Southern Sudan
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2006, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Maasai Warrior with Headress
Beckwith & Fisher
Maasai Warrior with Ostrich Feather Headress, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1995, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Maasai Warrior with Face Paint
Beckwith & Fisher
Maasai Warrior with Red Ochre Face Paint, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1995, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo Man with Chalk Spots, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo Man with Chalk Spots, Ethiopia # 84-85
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
60 x 48 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/7 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.

Karo & Surma Body Painting

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher met while photographing a Maasai Warrior ceremony in 1978. They have spent the last 3 decades traveling throughout 40 of Africa’s 54 countries making a photographic record of sacred tribal rituals. Many of the tribes and the ceremonies that they have recorded no longer exist. Beckwith and Fisher have earned the reputation of being the foremost visual anthropologists producing an extensive photographic record of African traditions. They have produced over 10 volumes of photographic work and have had many international museum exhibitions. Twenty-two years ago these two acclaimed photographers became the first Westerners to penetrate into the isolated lands of the Karo and Surma tribes in Southwest Ethiopia. They traveled by mule over mountain passes and spent a great deal of time learning the language of the people, their cultural traditions and rites of passage. They painstakingly recorded the richness and uniqueness of native customs and rituals.