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Elisofon, Eliot
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1970
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Topi, or Tsessebe, as it is called in Southern Africa, is a savannah and floodplain antelope found in Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Topi stand over a metre tall at the shoulder and weigh 85 to 165 kilograms. Their coats are a rusty red colour with black legs, chest and a black strip runnin...

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1970
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EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The park includes: part of Lake Edward (Lake Rutangize), the Semliki River valley, parts of the Rwindi, Ishasha and Rutshuru valleys south of the lake, the Virunga area within former Zaïre, and part of the Rwenzori (Ruwenzori) range. Lake Edward belongs to the Nile river system and Lake Kivu to the Congo Basin river system. Some of the largest wil...

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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited Vitshumbi, a fishing harbour on the south shore of Lake Edward (Lake Rutanzige), which is shallow, and has an impoverished fish fauna. During daylight hours, the common hippo spends almost all its time wallowing in shallow water. In the evenings, after the hot sun has set...

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1972
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Islam expansion throughout West African societies since the 19th century was known to be highly adaptive to the problem associated with culture contact and change. Attesting to its impact all along the savanna belt are the adobe mosques found in great number in cities and larger villages. These mosques, in turn, reflect the influence of local build...

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1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"On market day in Dogon villages, conversation and commerce occupy the women's time. The women load the goods they want to sell into straw baskets -vegetables, roasted peanuts, pottery, millet beer, and maybe a calabash filled with peanut and millet paste balls. Hoisting the baskets on their heads, they leave for the markets long before the men are...

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1972
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Dogon value trees for several reasons. Some trees add important ingredients for seasoning and shortening the sauce added to the daily meals of millet mush. the Oro tree, a baobab, bears leaves that when cooked with sesame yield a dark green sauce greatly relished by the Dogon. Used more intensively than other trees, the baobab yields poor fire...

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1972
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Rapidly expanding agricultural populations, the Bantu and the Sudanese, occupy the outskirts of the Ituri Forest, to the north and the east. These communities are in the process of clearing the forests, using inadequate methods which are destroying the subsoil." [Meurant G., Farris thompson R., 1995: Mbuti Design, Thames and Hudson Inc.]. This pho...

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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Lualaba River is the headstream of the Congo River. The Lualaba is 1800km long, running from near Musofi in the vicinity of Lubumbashi in Katanga Province. The Lualaba River's source is on the Katanga Plateau; it then descends to the Manika Plateau, with waterfalls and rapids marking the descent. As it drops to the Kamalondo Trough (457m in 72...

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1970
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The park includes: part of Lake Edward (Lake Rutangize), the Semliki River valley, parts of the Rwindi, Ishasha and Rutshuru valleys south of the lake, the Virunga area within former Zaïre, and part of the Rwenzori (Ruwenzori) range. Lake Edward belongs to the Nile river system and Lake Kivu to the Congo Basin river system. Some of the largest wil...

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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Plant Life on Kilimanjaro truly is kaleidoscopic, from the dense canopies of green within in the tropical Rain Forest, to the fine wisps of lichen scattered across the Highland Desert. In a typical ascent up the mountain one would encounter biodiversity beyond the wildest imagination, stretching across at least five very different habitats. Borderi...

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