Exhibitions and Case Displays
This exhibition presents sixty-five monochrome prints by Roger Chapman from his major international photography project. Camel: A Journey through Fragile Landscapes is a story of connection, survival and interdependence on the edges of our world. From the dry heat of the Sahara to the bitter cold of the Mongolian steppe, camels are at the heart of pastoral communities in some of the harshest desert environments on the planet. From prized possession to food source, they are a cultural linch-pin. Herdsmen, shepherds and sheikhs alike depend on their animals for livelihood, companionship and status.
A case display of Kayapó (Brazil) children’s drawn designs for elaborate body art decoration, from the archive of the noted ethnobiologist Darrell Posey. The display also includes a number of original photographs taken by Posey among the Kayapo. Part of a series of exhibitions in the Museum’s Archive Case highlighting its rich archival collections. Further information. See past exhibitions.