Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have been photographing in Africa for over 30 years. Together and separately they have produced several widely acclaimed, award-winning books, including Abrams' Maasai, Africa Adorned, African Ark, Nomads of Niger, and the original two-volume edition of African Ceremonies. Their work has appeared in National Geographic, Time, LIFE, People, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Beckwith and Fisher lecture frequently. They both live in London when not traveling. Malidoma Patrice Somè teaches, lectures, and conducts workshops in initiation rituals and shamanism around the world, and has published several books and audiotapes. He lives in Oakland, California.