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The Annenberg Space for Photography is pleased to announce its next exhi bit – no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world\, a group show about the wonder of culture and the plight of indigenous people throughout the world.  The exhibit is guest curate d by esteemed anthropologist\, author and photographer Wade Davis.  

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no strangers explores the ways cultures express a shared huma nity and navigate the circle of life.  It poses a fundamental question: Wha t does it mean to be human and alive?  When the people of the world answer this question\, they do so in 7\,000 unique voices.  Tragically\, half of t hese may be silenced within a generation or two.  At risk is our human lega cy\, a vast archive of knowledge and expertise.

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Photographers featured in the exhibit are Carol Beckwith &\; Angela Fisher\, Wade Davis\, Chris Johns\, Lynn Johnson\, Steve McCurry\, Randy Olson\, Chris Rainier and Ham id Sardar.  Also included are Timothy Allen\, Caroline Bennett\, James P. B lair\, Edward Burtynsky\, David Hiser\, Aaron Huey\, Thomas Kelly\, Maurici o Lima\, William Fernando Martinez\, James Stanfield\, Brent Stirton\, Amy Toensing\, Jeroen Toirkens\, A Yin and Gordon Wiltsie.

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The exhibit will feature an original short documentary produced by Arclight Productions for the Annenberg Space for Photography.  Filmed in many locations\, from Washi ngton\, DC to British Columbia\, Canada to London to Mongolia\, the documen tary will feature additional photographs\, interviews and behind the scenes footage with exhibit photographers\, indigenous people and experts .  The film will examine indigenous cultures through photography’s lens and encourage viewers to consider ancient traditions in a new context .

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The themes explored in the exhibit include: The Circle of Life\, Our S hared Origins\, Ancient Wisdom\, Sacred Geography\, Endangered\, Globalizat ion\, Ritual &\; Passages\, Beauty\, Quest for Spirit and Joy of Culture .

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Exhibit images present cultures such as the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal and their 2\,500-year-old traditions\; the last rainforest nomads who stru ggle to survive in Borneo\; Ethiopian tribes who participate in bull-jumpin g as a ritual of tribal membership and manhood\; and the Lakota in South Da kota who continue their spiritual ceremonies such as Sun Dances and the use of sweat lodges.  no strangers celebrates our diverse and sometimes unfamiliar world.

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< span style="font-size: small\;">The Photography Space's successful IRIS Nig hts lecture series will continue to offer free presentations featuring phot ographers and guest artists who document rare and indigenous cultures.

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T he Annenberg Space for Photography will publish an exhibit catalogue showca sing the work of these 24 photographers and their images of rare and distin ctive cultures.  Also offered for purchase will be a seminal book on body p ainting and adornment by photographers of African culture\, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher\, Painted Bodies: African Body Painting\, Tattoos\, a nd Scarification\, Rizzoli\, September 2012.  The public will also be able to purchase no strangers street banners from a select ion of four stunning images by renowned photographers who have travelled th e world.  Proceeds from merchandise will be used for the Annenberg Space fo r Photography\, which is free to the community.

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This exhibit opens to th e public in Los Angeles on November 17\, 2012 and runs through February 24\ , 2013.

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