Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

35 years ago American-born Carol Beckwith and Australian Angela Fisher met in Kenya and began a relationship with the African continent, journeying over 270,000 miles, through 40 countries and recording 150 African cultures.

The two photographers have produced 15 acclaimed books. Their latest book, Painted Bodies: African Body Painting, Tattoos and Scarification, is a pan-African study of the art of body painting and adornment which are used to attract the opposite sex, establish tribal identity, and access the power of the spirit world.