Elizabeth L. Gilbert
American photojournalist, Elizabeth L. Gilbert, has lived and worked in Africa since 1991, traveling from Kenya to the Congo, throughout the Great Rift Valley, and reporting on civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan. She is the author of two books, Broken Spears and Tribes of the Great Rift Valley, as well as the producer and subject of the new feature documentary film, The Last Safari currently touring international film festivals.Gilbert’s silver gelatin prints from Africa are in the permanent photography collections of the Museum of Fine Art Houston and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and have been published in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Life, as well as numerous major European publications.
The expansive black and white photography exhibition will be making its gallery debut in Texas this October after traveling to museums and universities in the United States. Says On View magazine, “Gilbert’s glorious photography, accompanied by her thoughtful, engaging text, offers sweeping views of a magnificent landscape and its peoples. Thought-provoking and remarkable, her work is a time capsule, perhaps even the last record, of age-old traditions and a way of life that will almost certainly soon vanish from our planet.”