Carol Beckwith

Carol Beckwith is a photographer who documents indigenous tribes in Africa. She’s done much of her work with Australian photographer Angela Fisher.


Born: 1945

Hometown: Boston, MA

Education: Degrees in Painting and Photography

Occupation: Photographer, writer, artist

Expeditions: 30 years of exploring Africa, covering 27,000 miles in 40 countries with Angela Fisher

Favorite Place To Be: Wodaabe nomad camp during courtship season in the Sahel, Niger Best Discovery: 900 Maasai warriors gathering for their once-every-fourteen-year passage to elderhood in Tanzania

Favorite Items In The Field: Polaroid camera for giving gifts of images, drawing pad, journal for recording experiences, clean water

Personal Heroes: Kathy Eldon, Founder of Creative Visions; Katjambia, renowned Hima healer; Salbastiao Salgado, photographer of the plight of world peoples; Nelson Mandela

Hobbies: The same as my life passions


Advice: All things are possible, follow your dreams, realize your vision