angela fisher

Angela Fisher is from Adelaide, Australia, and holds a degree in social sciences. Together with Carol Beckwith, she documents traditional ceremonies of African cultures. The two have travelled across Africa for 40 years, seeking the most remote places and oldest traditions.

Fisher won the United Nations Award for Excellence for “vision and understanding of the role of cultural traditions in the pursuit of world peace” and the Royal Geographical Society of London’s Cherry Kearton Medal. She was honored twice with the Annisfield-Wolf Book Award in race relations, would have led many to a satisfied end of career; but photographer Angela Fisher continued to work hard as ever with

Their “Passages” exhibition opened at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2000, featuring 97 mural photographs, six films and a selection of African artifacts. This exhibition has also been unveiled at six other museums on three continents. Their latest work is “African Twilight: Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies,” which was released in the fall of 2018.


Born: 1947

Hometown: Adelaide, Australia

Education: Degree in Social Sciences

Occupation: Photographer, writer, jewelry designer

Expeditions: Four decades exploring Africa across 300,000 miles and 48 countries to document the rituals of more than 150 African cultures with Carol Beckwith

Favorite Place: Himba camp of healers in the Namib Desert, Namibia

Best Discovery: Dinka cattle camp in the Nile swamplands filled with 2,000 head of cattle with long lyre-shaped horns in Southern Sudan

Favorite Item In The Field: Polaroid camera for giving gifts of images

Personal Heroes: Kathy Eldon, Katjambia, Salbastiao Salgado, and Nelson Mandela

Hobbies: The same as my life passions Books: Faces of Africa, and many more


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