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Architettura e arte dei Dogon del Mali : il cielo in terra

Author:
Chesi, Gert  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1992
Topic:
Dogon masquerades  Search this
Architecture, Dogon  Search this
Call number:
BV3500 .A43
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_534090

L'architecture Dogon au Musée de l'Homme

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
Topic:
Architecture, Dogon  Search this
Call number:
N2 .A793
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_663576

Marli Shamir collection

Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
33 Negatives (photographic) (color, 35mm)
1790 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120mm)
1,519 Color slides (35mm)
Culture:
San (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Color slides
Photographic print
Place:
Djenné (Mali)
Mali
Ivory Coast
Burkina Faso
Timbuktu (Mali)
Mali, -- Bamako
Niger
Mopti (Mali)
Israel
Date:
1966-1976
Summary:
Collection dates from 1966 to 1976 and includes 1,817 black and white negatives, 1,519 35mm color slides, several hundred prints, and manuscript materials. Locations include Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Israel, Mali, and Niger and depict agriculture, architecture, especially mosques, landscapes, marketplaces, masquerade and musical performances, sculptures, and textiles. Peoples depicted include the Bambara, Bella, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Gao, Mandingo, San, Songhai, and Tuarag peoples.
Scope and Contents:
This collection dates from 1966 to 1976 and includes 1,817 black and white negatives, 1,519 35mm color slides, several hundred prints, and manuscript materials. Images were taken in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Israel, Mali, and Niger and depict agriculture, architecture, especially mosques, landscapes, marketplaces, masquerade and musical performances, sculptures, textiles. Peoples depicted include the Bambara, Bella, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Gao, Mandingo, San, Songhai, and Tuarag peoples.
Arrangement:
Arranged in four series, according to format.

Series 1: Negatives

Series 2: Slides

Series 3: Photographic Prints

Series 4: Manuscript Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Marli Shamir (1919-2016) was an Israeli photographer known for her extensive work in Mali, the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso from 1966-1973. Born and raised in Berlin, Shamir started studying photography during her teenage years and took photography classes at the Contempora Lehrateliers für neue Werkkunst (1934-1937).

In 1938, she was forced to immigrate to Israel where she initially lived in a kibbutz. From 1941-1943, she worked at the mineralogy department of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, and then opened her own studio in Jerusalem in 1945. In 1953, she married Meir Shamir, a former Israeli Diplomat-Ambassador, and from 1966-1973 she lived successively in Mali, Gabon and Cote d'Ivoire. She held a particular fascination with architecture, monuments, mosques, arts and habitants.

During her stay in Mali, she met Pascal James Imperato with whom she wrote the article "Bokolanfini Mud Cloth of the Bamana of Mali" (African Arts, 1970). In 1976, she produced the exhibition Sahel at the Israeli museum in Jerusalem, which focused on the rural and urban architecture and people of the Sahel. The exhibition toured in Europe later that year. From 1977-1981, she lived in Strasbourg, where she focused on documenting the new style of architecture in Mali. Her work on this project is stored at the Center of Documentation in Strasbourg.

In 2005, a book devoted to her photographs from Mali was published by the Grandvaux French Edition House. The National Poet of Mali, Albakaye Ousmane Kounta, collaborated with Shamir on a book of poetry, Djenney-Ferey –La terre habitee (published by Grandaux, 2007), which is illustrated with Shamir's photographs. Shamir passed away in 2016 at the age of 93.
Related Materials:
The Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives also holds another collection of Shamir's photographs, EEPA 1995-025.
Provenance:
Purchased, 2013
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Slides (Photography)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic print
Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009
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Marli Shamir collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2013-009
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A straw thatched shelter in front of a Dogon village between Douentza and Hombori, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 974
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-1934
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Douentza
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4074

Dogon children standing outside of a granary in a village between Douentza and Hombori, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 975
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-1935
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Douentza
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4075

Courtyards and granaries in a Dogon village between Douentza and Hombori, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 977
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-1937
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Douentza
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4077

Dogon women tending to animals in front of a row of granaries in a village between Douentza and Hombori, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 978
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-1938
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Douentza
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4078

Banani village as seen from a nearby mountain, Banani, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 7
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2334
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Banani
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4487

Dogon people arriving on a market day, Sanga, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1970
General:
Original slide number: 8
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2335
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Sanga
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4488

A Dogon mother and child harvesting red peppers, Sanga, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1970
General:
Original slide number: 9
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2336
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Sanga
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4489

A Dogon basket, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1966-1973
General:
Original slide number: 1314
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2373
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4526

A Dogon basket upside-down, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1966-1973
General:
Original slide number: 1315
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2374
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4527

A Dogon basket, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1966-1973
General:
Original slide number: 1316
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2375
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4528

A Dogon horse sculpture, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1967
General:
Original slide number: 1447
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2481
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4634

A Dogon basket upside-down, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 1448
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2482
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4635

A Dogon basket, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 1449
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2483
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4636

A carved Dogon granary door, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 1450
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2484
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4637

A carved Dogon granary door, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 1451
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2485
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4638

A carved Dogon granary door, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1969
General:
Original slide number: 1452
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2486
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref4639

Threads wound around branches for a Dogon weaver to work with, Mopti, Mali

Collection Photographer:
Shamir, Marli  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (color, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
1971
General:
Original slide number: 535
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.
Topic:
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Marli Shamir collection, EEPA 2013-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2013-009, Item EEPA 2013-009-2864
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Marli Shamir collection
Marli Shamir collection / Series 2: Slides / 2.4: Mali / Mopti
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2013-009-ref5042

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