Africa represents many things to many people. It is the birthplace of man, home to many of the last wild, big game species, and geologically diverse with the world’s longest river, largest desert, and some of the tallest peaks. Then there are the rich and varied ethnicities that populate the equator-straddling continent.
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Photographers and filmmakers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have spent much of their careers studying the people of Africa, documenting traditional societies, cultural ceremonies, rights of passage, man’s struggle against the environment, and everyday lives filled with humor and joy, hardship and despair. As part of National Geographic Live, the pair shares insights and images of worlds often closed off and unimaginable to outsiders with the presentation "African Ceremonies."