Ivan Livingstone photographs, EEPA 1996-004, 1972-1973

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-004
Creators:
Livingstone, Ivan
Dates:
1972-1973
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
527 slides (photographs)
color
35mm.
Repository:
The collection contains 527 color 35mm slides taken by Ivan Livingstone in West Africa (primarily the Republic of Benin but also in Ghana, Nigeria and Togo) circa 1972-1973. Images depict market scenes, Egúngún and Ifa ceremonies, religious ceremonies of the Celestial Church of Christ, funeral processions, decoration and ornament, clothing and dress, and musicians. There are also several images of the palace of the Oni of Ife. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Yoruba, Ifè, Oyo, Somba, Fon,Dan and Fula peoples.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged by original photographer's series and classified by EEPA subject headings.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Ivan Livingstone is an Afro-Canadian scholar and photographer of Jamaican and Guianese descent. He was raised in Verdun, a working-class suburb of Montreal. Livingstone has taught at McGill University in Montreal, Laval University in Quebec City, and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Benin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation note
Ivan Livingstone Photographs, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Ivan Livingstone, 1996.

Keywords
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Porto-Novo (Benin) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ife (Nigeria) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Togo Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nigeria Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ghana Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dahomey Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benin Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marketplaces Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramadan Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fon (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clothing and dress Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fula (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dan (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oyo (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ifè (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yoruba (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Somba (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Decoration and ornament Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egúngún (Cult) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Funeral rites and ceremonies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ifa (Religion) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celestial Church of Christ Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/