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Rain altar, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"A great Dogon ritual of renewal, the buro, takes place each year after the harvest. At rainmaking altars sacrifices are made to Ama, the sky god, who controls the falling of the rain." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignement for National Geographic Film and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Religion
Shrines
Local number:
I 1 DGN 21 EE 72
EEPA EECL 7546
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Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Rain altar, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"A great Dogon ritual of renewal, the buro, takes place each year after the harvest. At rainmaking altars sacrifices are made to Ama, the sky god, who controls the falling of the rain." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignement for National Geographic Film and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Religion
Shrines
Local number:
I 1 DGN 21.1 EE 72
EEPA EECL 7547
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Vernacular architecture
Baskets
Local number:
J 1 DGN 10 EE 72
EEPA EECL 7818
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
J 1 DGN 10.1 EE 72
EEPA EECL 7819
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Vernacular architecture
Baskets
Local number:
J 1 DGN 11 EE 72
EEPA EECL 7820
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17,1970.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
J 1 DGN 12 EE 70
EEPA EECL 7821
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17,1970.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
J 1 DGN 12.0.1 EE 70
EEPA EECL 7822
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 1.1 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10351
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.1 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10352
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.1.1 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10353
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.2 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10354
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.3 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10355
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.4 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10356
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.5 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10357
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1971
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 3.1 EE 71
EEPA EECL 10359
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women firing clay pots, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women firing clay pots, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Citation source: Archives staff.
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignement for National Geographic Film and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Cite as:
Dogon women making pottery, Mali. Photograph by Eliot Elisofon, 1972. Image no. EEPA EECL 6757. Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Artists
Pottery
Women
Local number:
EEPA EECL 6757
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

From the plain, trees at the edge of the village, near Sanga, Mali, [negative]

view From the plain, trees at the edge of the village, near Sanga, Mali, [negative] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"The Dogon value trees for several reasons. Some trees add important ingredients for seasoning and shortening the sauce added to the daily meals of millet mush. the Oro tree, a baobab, bears leaves that when cooked with sesame yield a dark green sauce greatly relished by the Dogon. Used more intensively than other trees, the baobab yields poor firewood and consequently is never cut down. Other trees that are important for their fruit are the Ponu; Omunu; Sa; and Yuro." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
EENG-IV-26, 30A
EEPA EENG 05713
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

From the plain, trees at the edge of the village, near Sanga, Mali, [negative]

view From the plain, trees at the edge of the village, near Sanga, Mali, [negative] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"The Dogon value trees for several reasons. Some trees add important ingredients for seasoning and shortening the sauce added to the daily meals of millet mush. the Oro tree, a baobab, bears leaves that when cooked with sesame yield a dark green sauce greatly relished by the Dogon. Used more intensively than other trees, the baobab yields poor firewood and consequently is never cut down. Other trees that are important for their fruit are the Ponu; Omunu; Sa; and Yuro." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
EENG-IV-26, 31A
EEPA EENG 05714
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Built environment into sandstone cliffs, near Sanga, Mali, [negative]

view Built environment into sandstone cliffs, near Sanga, Mali, [negative] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"For safety's sake, the Dogon built their houses only on defendable spots. On top of the plateau the villages were built beside steep-walled gorges accessible only by foot. At the base of the cliff face, the fallen boulders and loose rock offered some protection against a mounted attack as well as an opportunity to spot raider parties from afar. If the pressure became too great, the Dogon could flee into the caverns inside the sandstone cliffs." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Vernacular architecture
Local number:
EENG-IV-26, 1A
EEPA EENG 05712
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Built environment into sandstone cliffs. Near Sanga, Mali, [negative]

view Built environment into sandstone cliffs. Near Sanga, Mali, [negative] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"For safety's sake, the Dogon built their houses only on defendable spots. On top of the plateau the villages were built beside steep-walled gorges accessible only by foot. At the base of the cliff face, the fallen boulders and loose rock offered some protection against a mounted attack as well as an opportunity to spot raider parties from afar. If the pressure became too great, the Dogon could flee into the caverns inside the sandstone cliffs." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Traditional architecture
Local number:
EENG-XIII-14, 1A
EEPA EENG 10142
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

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