A New England Document

Che Applewhaite | Trinidad and Tobago, UK, USA | 2020 | 16'

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In 1952, Lorna and Laurence Marshall and their two children, Elizabeth and John, embarked on the first of four decades of anthropological expeditions to the Kalahari Desert. Supported by Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Laurence’s earnings as former co-founder of modern day defense company Raytheon, they amassed over 40,000 photographs of the Ju/’hoansi “bushmen”.

A New England Document is a portrait of Lorna, Laurence and the politics of their visual archive — told with Elizabeth through their photos along with excerpts from diaries and their daughter’s writing.