“WHEN TEARS DON’T MATTER: Bushman Servility” Lecture and photo presentation

“WHEN TEARS DON’T MATTER: Bushman Servility”

Topic“WHEN TEARS DON’T MATTER: Bushman Servility”
Presented by A lecture by Professor Robert Gordon accompanied by a photographic presentation by Margaret Courtney-Clarke
LanguageEnglish
Date 7 March 2022
TimeAt 6pm
PlaceSwakopmund Museum Lecture Hall

On Monday the 7th of March at 6pm the Scientific Society Swakopmund presents a lecture by Professor Robert Gordon accompanied by a photographic presentation by Margaret Courtney-Clarke. The event will take place in the Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall. The entrance is free, donations welcome.


The Topic

Prof Robert Gordon examines the inter-ethnic relations between Ovaherero settlers on San land in the large arid Omaheke. He concentrates on the history of Ovaherero/San relations by focusing on Ovaherero colonization of San land and San/Bushman servitude.

Margaret Courtney-Clarke was born in Swakopmund, Namibia in 1949 where she currently lives and works. After studying art and photography in South Africa, she spent the next four decades working as a photographer in Italy, the USA and across Africa. Throughout her career, Courtney-Clarke has documented female identity in Africa. More than 200 exhibitions of the photographer’s work have been held around the world.

Her latest work, When Tears Don’t Matter (2019-2022), traces a journey through the Kalahari in conversation with six of the micro-nation Bushman inhabitants of that area.

For more information please look at www.margaret-courtney-clarke.com

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