Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography 2011 Finalist Betty Press I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom For Life

Project Summary: A long-term documentary book project of 140 B&W photographs and related proverbs. It makes a significant educational and artistic contribution to the appreciation and understanding of African culture as well as our own. It tells the story of life, moving through birth, youth, marriage, education, work, leisure, religion, conflict, old age and death, coming full circle with life going on after death. It will be a powerful expression of African wisdom and universality of human life.

Congratulations to all of the Finalists in the 2011 Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

Press' Project Proposal

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