Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family

Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

  Standard Museum Admission
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September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Monday to Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm

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.

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