1. Zimbabwe Peace Corps Description of Service

    Peace Corps Description of Service Country of Service: ZimbabweDates of Service: December 6, 1992 - December 31, 1995 Tommy R. Chambers began Peace Corps Training on October 19, 1992 at the Peace Corps Training Center in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, and completed an intensive six-week program. The training included Cross Cultural Studies, Shona Language and Personal Health. Mr. Chambers continued two more weeks of personal training/familiarization on-site at cultural institutions throughout Zimbab...

  2. Zimbabwe USPCV

    United States Peace Corps Volunteer Zimbabwe, Africa (1993-1995)Description of Peace Corps Volunteer Service Chambers joined the United States Peace Corps in September of 1992. The three years that followed have been the best and most fulfilling in his career. The promotions people at the organization say, "It's the toughest job you'll ever love." His job wasn't the toughest, but it was certainly something he loved doing, and he will remember it as a self-satisfying experience. ...

  3. Zimbabwe Southwest Of Rusape: The Mucharambeyi Connection [SoR:TMC]

    This documentary photography project was in association with the Mucharambeyi family in Rusape, North East Zimbabwe and sponsored by U.S.I.S., Harare, Zimbabwe as the inaugural exhibition/event for the United States Information center [1995]. The Mucharambeyi family attended, and Johnnie Carson, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, opened the exhibition. Chambers considers this project one of his more meaningful ones since he spent several days with the Mucharambeyi family in a rural setting that h...

  4. Zimbabwe Variations on the Dan Mask

      Chambers used an African Traditional mask from the Dan Tribe in Eastern Liberia (a piece from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Permanent Collection: PC - 6400 - 0147) as the object for the photogram, then manipulated the non-exposed area generated from this original mask form to vary the look. There's a transference from a Traditional form to a Contemporary one, or in other words, this contemporary treatment remains within the confines of the Traditional form (through direct contact), and b...

  5. Zimbabwe Curatorial Work at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

    Curatorial WorkPermanent CollectionNational Gallery of Zimbabwe1993-1995 Chambers performed extensive curatorial work at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. The following exhibitions are just a few of the many he put together from the Gallery's Permanent Collection. In pre-colonial Zimbabwe, technology and the arts were successfully combined to produce the material requirements of a culture dating back a millenium. The people of Zimbabwe had developed technology appropriate for the manufactur...

  6. Zimbabwe The McEwen Photographic Studio

    Chambers initiated and implemented this photographic studio for the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa), and its namesake is a tribute to Frank McEwen [*], the Gallery's first Director, and in recognition of his Workshop School activities for African artists during the 1950s and 1960s. His (McEwen's) insight to nurture (then) exceptional talent through a rediscovered medium ... sculpting in stone ... is now reflected through international recognition of this contemporary a...

  7. Zimbabwe SKIA - Street Kids In Action

    His Tertiary Project was one of grass-roots development to reach out to street children and young adults through a program called, Street Kids In Action. This educational/vocational program brought together interested parties in the African community to make an attempt to solve the 'street problem'. Concerted efforts resulted in substantial funds being raised to offer opportunities to these at-risk young people. He hopes the program is continuing to solve this problem, and he is happy that he...

  8. Zimbabwe SKIA - Street Kids In Action

    His Tertiary Project was one of grass-roots development to reach out to street children and young adults through a program called, Street Kids In Action. This educational/vocational program brought together interested parties in the African community to make an attempt to solve the 'street problem'. Concerted efforts resulted in substantial funds being raised to offer opportunities to these at-risk young people. He hopes the program is continuing to solve this problem, and he is happy that he...

  9. Zimbabwe Swearing In - PCDS

    Peace Corps Description of Service Country of Service: ZimbabweDates of Service: December 6, 1992 - December 31, 1995 Tommy R. Chambers began Peace Corps Training on October 19, 1992 at the Peace Corps Training Center in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, and completed an intensive six-week program. The training included Cross Cultural Studies, Shona Language and Personal Health. Mr. Chambers continued two more weeks of personal training/familiarization on-site at cultural institutions throughout Zimbab...

  10. Malawi The Lions of the Gule Wankulu

    The Gule Wankulu, means "Big Dance" in Chichewa, the main language in Malawi. It is a dance performed by men who dress up in eleaborate costumes to conceal their identities. Legend says they are possessed by spirits so women and children run away from them. The members of the Gule Wankulu usually perform for ceremonies like funerals, weddings, pillar ceremonies, etc. Towards the end of the dance there are large "animal" costumes that come out as a finale of sorts. These ar...

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