Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon

November 21, 2013 – December 14, 2014
Eliot Elisofon with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance, 1947, Kenya

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1, Sylvia H. Williams Gallery Floor Plan

This retrospective exhibition is the first in 40 years to celebrate the legacy of internationally renowned photojournalist Eliot Elisofon, who traveled to Africa on 11 expeditions to photograph its people and landscape for Life magazine. Elisofon became known as the first photographer to make post-war images of Africa and its leaders popular in American media. His photographs, collected objects, films, books, and journals virtually transport you to Africa during the mid-20th century. The exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the museum's Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives.