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ISBN:0810994119
Author: Elizabeth L. Gilbert
ISBN13: 978-0810994119
Title: Tribes of the Great Rift Valley
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Language: English
Category: Photography and Video
Publisher: Abrams Books (September 1, 2007)
Pages: 272

Tribes of the Great Rift Valley by Elizabeth L. Gilbert



Elizabeth Gilbert's glorious black-and-white photography, accompanied by her thoughtful, engaging text, offers sweeping views of this magnificent and sometimes harsh landscape and its peoples. Thought-provoking and remarkable, "Tribes of the Great Rift Valley" is a time capsule, perhaps even the last record, of age-old traditions and a way of life that will almost certainly soon vanish from our planet.

Elizabeth L. Gilbert moved to Africa in 1991 to work as a photojournalist. Her images of conflicts and cultural issues in Somalia, Rwanda, and other East African countries have appeared in TIME, Newsweek, Life, and the New York Times as well as other European publications. She is the author of Brok. RIBES OF THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY by Elizabeth Gilbert updated their cover photo. 16 October 2014 ·. TRIBES OF THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY by Elizabeth Gilbert. When renowned photojournalist Elizabeth L. Gilbert returns to the Rift Valley in Africa to visit the tribes she photographed just a decade earlier, she bears witness to the changes wrought on the region TRIBES OF THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY by Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert. Tribes of the Great Rift Valley. Internet Archive Wishlist, Masai (African people), Pictorial works, Social life and customs.

Africa’s Great Rift Valley stretches across 3,500 miles of territory from the shores of Eritrea to the red soil of Mozambique, and is recognized by scientists as the birthplace of humankind.

The Great Rift Valley is a series of contiguous geographic trenches, approximately 6,000 kilometres (3,700 mi) in total length, that runs from the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in southeastern Africa. While the name continues in some usages, it is rarely used in Geology nowadays as it is considered an imprecise merging of separate though related rift and fault systems.

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Elizabeth Gilbert has been working as a photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya, for many years. She moved to Africa in 1991 to work as a photojournalist. She has documented ancient traditions before they disappear, and brought the photographs back to the people so that they can see and react to their own images. She is the author of Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey and Tribes of the Great Rift Valley. Gilbert will introduce her new documentary film The Last Safari, which will screen at 7 . on Sunday, April 7, in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Av. on Webster's campus. The film is free and open to the public.

Tribes of the Great Rift Valley. July 18, 2018 Elizabeth L. Author: Elizabeth L. Gilbert Publisher: Abrams Books ISBN: . Category: History Page: 271 View: 6379. Continue Reading →. "Tribes of the Great Rift Valley" is a celebration of the traditional peoples who occupy the lands of the Great Rift Valley, from the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Eritrea, across the Ethiopian highlands, and down to the great lakes and plains of Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. Here are the proud, majestic warriors of the Maasai and Samburu, the.

Tribes of the Great Rift Valley is a celebration of the traditional peoples who occupy the lands of the Great Rift Valley, from the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Eritrea, across the Ethiopian highlands, and down to the great lakes and plains of Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. Here are the proud, majestic warriors of the Maasai and Samburu, the Mursi with their jutting lip-plates, the guinea-fowl-painted faces of the Karo, the bull jumpers of the Hamar, and the honey seekers of the forests, the Batwa, among many other tribes. These fascinating peoples of the Rift Valley are remarkably diverse, yet sadly, nearly all of these communities face extinction in the near future due to Western influence. Elizabeth Gilbert’s glorious black-and-white photography accompanied by her thoughtful, engaging text, offers sweeping views of this magnificent and sometimes harsh landscape and its peoples. Thought-provoking and remarkable, Tribes of the Great Rift Valley is a time capsule, perhaps even the last record, of age-old traditions and a way of life that will almost certainly soon vanish from our planet.
Reviews: 6
Realistic
I was in Borders looking for a coffee table book about Africa. Most of the books I looked at seemed more interested in honoring the author's enormous ego than in honoring the Africans who were being photographed.

This book immediately caught my eye. The photograph on the cover is beautiful, but beyond that, I noticed the camera angle was looking up to its subject (as opposed to "down on"). The second thing I noticed was the text. In the other books often the biggest word on the cover was the name of the photojournalist. A picture says a thousand words, and I liked what this picture was saying.

As I paged through the book I grew even more impressed. The photography is absolutely stunning, and the story told through the pictures and their captions is deeply moving, a testament to the author's humbleness and integrity, not to mention *talent.*

If you're looking for a coffee table book on traditional African tribal culture, this is the one to get.
Brakree
This is a work of art. The photographs are the most beautiful I have ever seen.The narrative is informative and passionate.
I have never been to Africa, so my mental images come from books movies and pictures. Those mental images have been changed by Ms. Gilbert's book.
I now see Africa in a different light, and have a greater appreciation for its beauty and complexity.
Kirinaya
This is a beautiful book, with black and white photographs of some of the disappearing peoples of the Great Rift Valley. While it comes behind incredible works by others in this field, like Mirella Ricciardi's "Vanishing Africa" and several of Carol Beckwith's books, I think the author gave it a very comprehensive try and came out with an interesting book. Some of the photographs were taken at great distances, showing big landscapes, where I would have preferred more in-depth glimpses into the faces of the people of the land.
Aradwyn
Photo reproductions are flat, lack tonality & contrast. Better images widely available. However, the series depicting would be brides and female protectors demanding to be scared with thin, punishing swatches of reeds and wood is eye-opening and very disquieting. Yet it seems an accepted rite of passage ( in this book, at least) and a cultural signifier of loyalty. Obviously, the America Bar Association is not active in the area. But the documentation of this custom alone will make the book valuable to many.
Nuadazius
everiting ok
mr.Mine
An informative historical document on the life of African Tribes, beautiful photos which illustrate in detail tribal rituals and culture.
Incredible story of a young woman, a pioneer of sorts followed her dream and passion to bring light of this important cultural which is rapidly changing, a delightful and inspiring "can-do" attitude which would fuel any hearts inspirational desire, seek your best!