Nichols Gallery

JUNE 10 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

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Two Hadza hunters overlook their territory bordering Lake Eyasi, east of the Serengeti Plains, Tanzania

AFRICAN TWILIGHT: Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies is a celebration of the beautiful artistry and boundless creativity of Africa’s cultural heritage, transporting viewers into a world of connections between individual and community, body and soul, land and people. 


This landmark body of work is a celebration of the beautiful artistry and boundless creativity of Africa’s cultural heritage for audiences worldwide. The 85 photographs and 10 videos included in the exhibition, covering the last 15 years of their fieldwork in 48 African countries, bring the vibrancy, intimacy, personal connection and meaningful understanding for which the Beckwith/Fisher collaboration is renowned. The images capture the vast cultural diversity of the continent and span the human life cycle from birth to death, covering unique initiation ceremonies into adulthood, colourful rituals of courtship and marriage, the splendour of power and leadership in Royal Kingdoms, seasonal rites of survival, diverse religious beliefs, healing practices and, finally, extraordinary rituals of death and the fascinating role of the afterworld.

Turkana Girl, Kenya

THANKS to our sponsors    Glen Moreno & Marilee Wood

The Honeywell Charitable Trust, Town of Friday Harbor, Anonymous, Gary & Susan Sterner, Dave Ralston & Don Pollard, Peg Gerlock & Phil Johnson, Kim Miller, Kenmore Air, Alchemy Art Center, Printonyx, Griffin Bay Books, Harbor Rental, Richard Hobbs  FAIA, Joe Cooper Designs LLC and Browne’s Home Center.

All exhibits and events will be in compliance with any pandemic restrictions and schedules. SJIMA has all COVID protections in place for your safety and that of our staff and volunteers. You will be asked to wear a mask. Should you not have one, we will provide one. 

Admission is $10 and free to members and those 18 and younger. Mondays are Pay As You Can days. More information and updates can be found at https://sjima.org/.  SJIMA is located at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor, WA and all are welcome to this joyous show.

Hours:  Thursday -Monday 11-5   Mondays are Pay As You Can Days


JUNE 24 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2021



"Whoever sits here..."


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