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No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World


February 7, 2014 -
April 19, 2014

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturdays, 1 – 5 p.m.


Open to the Public

Photographers transcending time through tradition became No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World, a traveling exhibit from the Annenberg Space for Photography.

This exhibition was the first offering in an ongoing partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography, based in Los Angeles, that brought a sampling of the best work in photography to KANEKO for years to come. Curated by ethnographer and past KANEKO lecturer Wade Davis, Ph.D., No Strangers consisted of more than 100 images from 24 photographers and an original documentary. These stunning works depicted indigenous cultures from Borneo to the jungles of Latin America, from Mongolia to the Kalahari Desert.

These photographs bear witness to both our shared humanity and the diversity of practices that characterize our daily lives. Many of the cultures glimpsed in No Strangers were, as Wade Davis explains, “being driven out of existence by identifiable and overwhelming external forces.” These images attempted to tally what is lost when a culture vanishes.

No Strangers artists: Curated by Wade Davis & Patricia Lanza. Photographers: Chris Johns, Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher, Lynn Johnson, Steve McCurry, Randy Olson, Chris Rainier, Hamid Sardar, & Aaron Huey

No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World

The No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World Exhibition features the following programs: