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Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An exhibit every day that begins at 9:00AM and ends at 5:00PM, repeating until March 31, 2019
Standard Museum Admission

The new exhibition will explore the photographic representation of Kalahari people known as the Ju/’hoansi and /Gwi of Namibia. Once pejoratively called Bushmen, they have been—throughout history—photographed and otherwise imaged in an effort to exploit and colonize them. In the 1950s, the Marshall family, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, launched an effort to document the lives of these people before they were forever transformed. Culled from over 45,000 images, Kalahari Perspectives presents a select subset of the Marshalls’ photography and guides visitors through a process of actively “reading” the images to better understand their potential to transform perception.

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Standard Museum Admission
Website:
https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/kalahari-perspectives

Organizer

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Phone:
617-496-1027
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
www.peabody.harvard.edu

Venue

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
11 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Phone:
617-496-1027