Spend winter session learning documentary photography in Tanzania, an
African nation rich in indigenous cultures and spectacular wildlife.
a 26-day guided safari, you'll experience Tanzanian culture through an
examination of their ancient and contemporary art. Through your lens
you'll capture the splendor of African animals in their natural
environment and understand the ethics and principals of photographing
local people. Students will learn firsthand about the real, practical
challenges involved in the survival of various ethnic groups and how
individuals are creating works of art as a sustainable source of income.
will travel to Tanzania with Jon Cox, a professional photographer and
veteran of twenty UD study abroad programs on six continents. Prof. Cox
is also a board member of the Dorobo Fund, a non-profit organization
fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples of Tanzania.
Once in Tanzania, your safari will take you to the national parks
and reserves of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire National Parks for
documentary photography amid the savanna. The parks contain spectacular
concentrations of wildlife that are habituated to vehicles, allowing
close observation of various aspects of animal behavior including
foraging, social interactions within species, and multiple-species
interactions. While on tribal lands the indigenous people will be your
guides taking you to culturally significant areas like hidden caves of
Maasai warriors, Singing Rocks of the Hadzabe Hunter/Gatherers and
waterfalls of the Iraq people. Daily field excursions will be
supplemented with nightly campfire discussion about local art, culture,
photography and conservation issues.
Institute for Global Studies