In June 1951, Raytheon founder Laurence Marshall and his family left Cambridge to spend over a decade documenting hunter-gatherers in the Kalahari during a series of expeditions sponsored by Harvard’s Peabody Museum. The family’s photos of the Ju/’hoansi and Gwi peoples—once known pejoratively as the “Bushmen” —heralded a transformation in the ways these Indigenous people had been represented through history.
Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family opens September 29, 2018 at Harvard’s University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and will remain on view through March 31, 2019. The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of Documentary Educational Resources, the Watertown-based film company co-founded by Laurence Marshall’s son John, and is one of many Harvard-based events celebrating the anniversary.
Come check out this fascinating new exhibit at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology!