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Bracher, Maya  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
January 1971
Scope and Contents:
"The Great Mosque (1909) at Djenne, based on the indigenous Manding heritage, represents a development of sub-Saharan building that has come to be regarded as the synthesis of local regional design. The building became a prototype for many subsequent mosques, including those at San, Segou and Mopti." [Frishman M. and Khan H.-U., 1994: The Mosque. Thames and London Ltd.]. This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Local Numbers:
EENG-IX-10, 10.
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 1 Mal. Mali. San. Mosque. 1/1971. Maya Bracher. IX-10, 10." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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Black-and-white negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 08635
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art