African Twilight: A conversation with Beckwith and Fisher

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

Get your tickets now! The world-famous photographers, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, land in Friday Harbor on Aug. 22 to share their spellbinding adventures in Africa. The talk is brought to town by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and presenting sponsors Glen Moreno and Marilee Wood.

The renowned trailblazing photographers share their stories and review their stunning photographs and book, “African Twilight Vanishing Rituals & Ceremonies.” The presentation celebrates Africa’s cultural heritage and creates a “passionate portrayal of the splendor of human creativity.” Beckwith and Fisher record the disappearing diversity of the sacred rituals of birth, death, courtship, leadership, and healing before it is too late.

The pioneering documentary photographers have recorded African tribal cultures for 45 years — a world that is quickly vanishing before our very eyes.

Their talk will take place at 7 p.m. at the San Juan Community Theatre, 100 Second Ave N. Tickets can be purchased only at

General admission tickets are $35, museum member tickets are $30, and students pay $10. SJCT will have open seating.

A book signing in the lobby follows the talk. Books may be purchased at SJIMA and held for you for the event.

SJIMA thanks the event sponsor Don Pollard & Dave Ralston.

Don’t forget to visit the exhibition, African Twilight at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Thursday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. AND extra summer hours — Thursday-Saturday, 7-9 p.m.

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