Exhibition: Scenes of Dogon life, photos by Wouter van Beek

  • Een schijngevecht tijdens een Dogon begrafenis
      Mock battle at a Dogon funeral, photo by Wouter van Beek

The Dogon of Mali form one of the visual highlights of West Africa. With the spectacular setting of their villages against the Bandiagara cliff, their iconic mask performances and their ethnographic fame, they form a core attraction in West African culture tourism. But also Dogon daily life is well worth capturing on camera, as is shown in this photo exhibition by Wouter van Beek, the anthropologist who has worked in the Dogon area since 1979. Here the brilliance of Dogon ritual performances is complemented by the visual appeal of their everyday village life.

This exhibition consists of photos made by ASCL researcher Wouter van Beek on the occasion of his retirement at Tilburg University (20 November 2015).

Date, time and location

11 January 2016 to 31 March 2016
ASCL Library (ground floor) and Research Department (third floor)