Photographs taken by Dr. Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to Kenya and Tanzania in August 1994.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised of photographs from one trip Geary took to Kenya and Tanzania between August 1-13, 1994. In Kenya, she visited Lamu, Manda Island, Shela, Mombasa, and Nairobi. She also traveled to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in Tanzania. Subjects include: artists working at the Tingatinga Arts Co-operative Society in Dar es Salaam; museums, including the Lamu Museum, the Fort Jesus Museum, and the National Museum of Kenya; ruins of the ancient town of Takwa; the Sultan's Palace (Bait As-Sahel); Tropicana Studio and Capital Art Studio in Zanzibar; Jozani Forest on Changuu Island; and the ruins of Marahubi Palace. A few of the photographs depict anthropologist Doran Ross.
Arranged chronologically and by location into seven subseries.
Subseries 1.1: Lamu, Kenya, 1994 August 1-2
Subseries 1.2: Manda Island, Kenya, 1994 August 2
Subseries 1.3: Shela, Kenya, 1994 August 2
Subseries 1.4: Mombasa, Kenya, 1994 August 3-4
Subseries 1.5: Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1994 August 5-8
Subseries 1.6: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1994 August 9-10
Subseries 1.7: Nairobi, Kenya, 1994 August 11,13
Christraud M. Geary (1946-) was formally a curator of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art. She received a PhD in cultural anthropology and African studies from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, in 1973. Geary specializes in the history of photography in Africa and in the study of African art.
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Christraud M. Geary photographs of East Africa, EEPA 1994-008, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution