Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
13 documents - page 1 of 1

Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples

Creator:
Acebes, Hector  Search this
Extent:
2 Copy prints
153 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Shuar  Search this
Ika (Ica/Arhuaco)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Yukpa (Macoa/Macoita/Yupa)  Search this
Bassari (Senegalese and Guinean people)  Search this
Fulbe (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Uaupés River (Colombia and Brazil)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Mali
Guinea
Togo
Benin
Cameroon
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rwanda
Africa
Tanzania
Kenya
Date:
1949-1960
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ruanda, Kenya, and Tanganyika. These prints were made for an exhibit.

Other sets include images of Jivaro, January, 1950; the Vaupés River and nearby tribes, September, 1950; a journey up the Orinoco to the Guaica, February, 1951; Arhuaco peoples, 1958; and Yuco peoples, 1960. Many photographs depict scenery and dwellings or are portraits (some show body and face paint). There are also images of fishing and hunting (Guaica); musical pipes (Guaica), a bridge, weaving, and bows and arrows (Arhuaco). Some photographs depict expedition members, including Acebes. The collection also includes photographs of the cover of Acebes' Orinoco Adventure, 1954, and coverage of his expeditions in Look, April 8, 1952, and Time (Latin American edition), December 24, 1951.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hector Acebes was born in 1921 in New York City and raised in Madrid and Bogota. While in college at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, he operated his own photo studio. After graduating from MIT in 1947 with a degree in mechanical engineering, he moved back to Bogota. Throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s, Acebes undertook expeditions in Africa and South America and started to work as a professional filmmaker and lecturer. Acebes wrote, filmed, directed, and edited each of the forty-three films his production company, Acebes Productions, released.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 94-28
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Uaica photographs collected by Acebes held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4389.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 94-28, Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-28
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-94-28

Histoire naturelle, civile et geographique de l'Orenoque, et des principales riviéres qui s'y jettent dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, des usages & des coûtumes des Indiens qui l'habitent, des animaux, des arbres, des fruits, des résines, des herbes & des racines médicinales qui naissent dans le Païs : on y a joint le détail de plusieurs conversions remarquables & édifiantes par le Pere Joseph Gumilla

Title:
Histoire de l'Orenoque DSI
Histoire de l'Orenoque
Author:
Gumilla, Joseph -1750  Search this
Author:
M. E (Marc Eidous)  Search this
Former owner:
United States Department of State Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Jesuits  Search this
Jesuits  Search this
Physical description:
3 volume, [2] leaves of plates map 17 cm. (12mo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
Venezuela
Orinoco River Valley (Venezuela and Colombia)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
South America
Orinoco River Valley
Orinoco River
Date:
1758
1556-1810
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Natural history  Search this
History  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F2331.O7 G8714 1758
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955717

Historia natural civil y geografica de las naciones situadas en las riveras del rio Orinoco. Su autor el padre Joseph Gumilla

Author:
Gumilla, Joseph -1750  Search this
Obregon, Ignacio de  Search this
Juglá y Font, Antonio  Search this
Subject:
Jesuits  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. plates, port., fold. map. 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Venezuela
Orinoco Valley
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1791
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
F2311 .G97X
F2311.G97X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_72142

Field guide to the fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco & Guianas / edited by Peter van der Sleen and James S. Albert ; principal illustrator, Peter van der Sleen

Title:
Field guide to the fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco and Guianas
Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco & Guianas
Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco and Guianas
Illustrator:
Sleen, Peter van der  Search this
Editor:
Albert, James S.  Search this
Physical description:
464 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Identification
Field guides
Place:
Amazon River Region
Orinoco River Valley (Venezuela and Colombia)
Guiana
Amazon River
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Freshwater fishes  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090359

El Rio Orinoco como ecosistema = The Orinoco River as an ecosystem / editores, Franz H. Weibezahn, Haymara Alvarez, William M. Lewis, Jr

Author:
Weibezahn, Franz H  Search this
Alvarez, Haymara  Search this
Lewis, William M. Jr  Search this
Physical description:
430 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Orinoco River (Venezuela)
Venezuela
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1990
Topic:
Stream ecology  Search this
Biotic communities  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Call number:
QH541.5.S7 R585 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397893

El Orinoco, tercer río del mundo / Oscar Palacios Monteverde ; Armando Michelangeli Ayala, editor

Author:
Palacios Monteverde, Oscar  Search this
Michelangeli Ayala, Armando  Search this
Fundación Avensa  Search this
Fundación Terramar  Search this
Physical description:
132 p. : col. ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1998
[1998?]
Call number:
F2331.O7 P36 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_803987

In trouble again : a journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon / Redmond O'Hanlon

Author:
O'Hanlon, Redmond 1947-  Search this
Subject:
O'Hanlon, Redmond 1947- Travel  Search this
O'Hanlon, Redmond 1947- Travel  Search this
Physical description:
272 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Amazon River
Date:
1990
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821721

Mitos de creación de la cuenca del Orinoco / textos y adaptación de los mitos Ronny Velásquez

Author:
Velásquez, Ronny  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Call number:
F2230.1.R3 V45 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_543857

Orinoco uyapari : [viajeros, pobladores y creadores / dirección general, Virginia Betancourt Valverde ; curaduría de la exposición y el catálogo, Andrés Ortega Mendoza]

Author:
Betancourt Valverde, Virginia  Search this
Ortega Mendoza, Andrés  Search this
Biblioteca Nacional (Venezuela)  Search this
Physical description:
149 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Venezuela
Date:
1998
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
F2331.O7 O75 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_565888

Historia natural, civil y geográfica de las naciones situadas en las riberas del rio Orinoco [microform] / su autor el Padre José Gumilla

Author:
Gumilla, Joseph -1750  Search this
Subject:
Jesuits  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. ; 18 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Venezuela
Orinoco River Valley
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1993
1882
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
mfc 006002.01
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461866

El Orinoco ilustrado; historia natural, civil y geográfica de este gran río

Author:
Gumilla, Joseph -1750  Search this
Arboleda, José Rafael  Search this
Subject:
Jesuits  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., pl., facsims. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Venezuela
Orinoco River Valley (Venezuela and Colombia)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1944
1944]
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Call number:
F2311.G95 1944X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_190754

En canoa del Amazonas al Caribe / Antonio Núñez Jiménez ; [prólogo de Gabriel García Márquez]

Author:
Núñez Jiménez, Antonio  Search this
Subject:
Núñez Jiménez, Antonio Travel  Search this
Núñez Jiménez, Antonio Travel  Search this
Physical description:
320 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Amazon River Valley
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Canoes and canoeing  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1004492

Expedición en canoa del Amazonas al Caribe : informe / por Antonio Núñez Jiménez

Title:
Serie Expedición en canoa del Amazonas al Caribe
Author:
Núñez Jiménez, Antonio  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Amazon River Valley
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
198u
[198-]-
Topic:
Canoes and canoeing  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
GN440.2 .N86 1980z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1008903

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By