Bakgatla Archive


The renowned anthropologist Isaac Schapera worked and lived with the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela while researching and writing his legendary book, Married Life in an African Tribe. Totem Media tracked the photographs he took during this time (which at first seemed to have disappeared) to the Royal Anthropological Society in London, which kindly digitised all the Schapera photographs in their collection and gifted them to the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela Archive for research and educational use.

The following is a small sample of this extraordinary archive.

 

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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