a stunning new photo book captures the continent’s vanishing rituals


‘African twilight’ book
“African Twilight” two-volume, slipcased set by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, $150 at Rizzoli Bookstore.Annie Wermiel/NY Post

For decades, photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have explored remote communities in Africa, documenting sacred initiations, courtship rituals, shamanic mask dancing and jubilant creative works. Their stunning new two-volume book set, “African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent” (Rizzoli), captures these vivid and fleeting rites.

“We feel privileged to have spent 40 years in Africa recording ceremonies in 44 out of the 54 African countries,” Beckwith tells Alexa. “When we arrive in Africa, we take on Africa time. We work slowly, live with communities, make friends and build trust before we start…

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