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- DescriptionFrom April to August 1961, recent Harvard graduate Michael Clark Rockefeller was sound recordist and still photographer on a remarkable multidisciplinary expedition to the Dani people of highland New Guinea. In five short months, he produced a wonderful body of work, including over 4,000 black-and-white negatives. In this catalogue, photographer Kevin Bubriski explores Rockefeller's journey into the culture and community of the Dani and into rapport with the people whose lives he chronicled. The book reveals t only the young photographer's growing fluency in the language of the camera, but also the development of his personal way of seeing the Dani world around him. Although Rockefeller's life was cut tragically short on an expedition to the Asmat in the fall of 1961, his photographs are as vivid today as they were the moment they were made. Featuring over 75 photographs, this beautiful volume is the first publication of a substantial body of Michael Rockefeller's visual legacy. Rockefeller's extraordinary photographs reveal both the resilient spirit of the Dani people and the anthropological and aesthetic eye of a young man full of promise. In a Foreword, Robert Gardner provides a personal recollection of Michael Rockefeller's experience in the New Guinea highlands.
- Author BiographyKevin Bubriski is a documentary photographer and curator of an exhibit of Michael Rockefeller's photographs at the Harvard Peabody Museum. Robert Gardner is an Associate of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University.
- Author(s)Kevin Bubriski
- PublisherPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,U.S.
- Date of Publication13/03/2007
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,U.S.
- Content Note80 duotone photographs
- Weight524 g
- Width255 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Foreword byRobert Gardner
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