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photographs by susanne gansicke

Susanne Gansicke’s photographs often document the history of West and North Africa and India, but they also show viewers something of the way life is lived in these places. A man looks off in the distance on a river in Africa (top), and a bicycle is one of many things adorned in marigolds in India. Susanne Gansicke, an Associate Conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, travelled around the region, stopping off at Timbuktu and the Ganges River and many places in between, as an archaeologist, and she recorded her travels on film. Striking color, intimate moments, and fine storytelling weave together into an exciting portrait of locations seldom seen by American eyes. Gansicke and MIT Sangam present the result, Lotuses for Osiris and Marigolds for Vishnu: A Photographic Portrait of Cultures from Niger, Nile to Ganges, Wednesday, April 11, in Room 6-120 at 6:30 p.m.