Where the Roads All End: The Marshall Family’s Kalahari Photography


Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street; Free parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage


SPEAKER(S): Ilisa Barbash, Curator of Visual Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
COST: Free and open to the public.
CONTACT INFO:617-496-1027, peabody@fas.harvard.edu
The Marshall family, which filmed and studied the Ju/’hoansi of the Kalahari Desert, created one of the most significant visual anthropology projects of the twentieth century. Sponsored by the Peabody Museum, the Marshalls made eight trips to Namibia (then South West Africa) in the 1950s to document some of the world’s last surviving self-sufficient hunter-gatherers, the Ju/’hoansi and G/wi people (earlier known pejoratively as “Bushmen” and later as the !Kung and the San). Using the Marshall family’s collection of stereo views taken with a Stereo Realist camera, Ilisa Barbash will discuss the Marshalls’ archive of over 40,000 photographs, the subject of the new book, Where the Roads All End: Anthropology and Photography in the Kalahari (Peabody Museum Press).
The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event, at the front desk of the Peabody Museum, and from Harvard University Press.
LINK: www.peabody.harvard.edu


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