No Strangers
Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World
Nov 17, 2012 - Feb 24, 2013

no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world was a group show about the wonder of culture and the plight of indigenous people throughout the world. The exhibit was guest curated by esteemed anthropologist, author and photographer Wade Davis.

no strangers explored the ways cultures express a shared humanity and navigate the circle of life. It posed a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?

The themes explored in the exhibit included: The Circle of Life, Our Shared Origins, Ancient Wisdom, Sacred Geography, Endangered, Globalization, Ritual & Passages, Beauty, Quest for Spirit and Joy of Culture.

Exhibit images presented cultures such as the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal and their 2,500-year-old traditions; the last rainforest nomads who struggle to survive in Borneo; Ethiopian tribes who participate in bull-jumping as a ritual of tribal membership and manhood; and the Lakota in South Dakota who continue their spiritual ceremonies such as Sun Dances and the use of sweat lodges. no strangers celebrated our diverse and sometimes unfamiliar world.

no strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World, was also featured at Kaneko, Omaha, NE and at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland.

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