HADZA: The Roots of Equality

As part of Newburgh's Last Saturday events, join us in the Gallery for the opening reception of a multimedia exhibition documenting some of the world's last hunter-gatherers. Wine and refreshments will be served!

One of the last true hunter-gatherer tribes, the East African Hadza try to maintain their sustainable lifestyle. They have lived on their land near the Rift Valley in Tanzania for over 50,000 years. Like other indigenous peoples around the globe, the Hadza now face grave challenges to their way of life.

Long before the social justice movements of today, humans were engaged in a living experiment in equality. Our common origins as egalitarian hunter-gatherers challenge the idea of human society as inherently selfish and competitive. The Hadza, some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers on the planet, provide insight into our past, and how we might imagine our future, at a time when a reimagining is desperately needed. 

Award-winning documentarians and academics Jon Cox, Katrin Redfern, and Andrew Stern, in partnership with the Gallery at Atlas Industries have produced a multimedia exhibition documenting the Hadza tribe. The exhibit will present Hadza daily life, culture, and expertise through photography, an immersive soundscape, text and artifacts – including a traditional Hadza grass hut. 

The Hadza are one of the few remaining sources of valuable direct knowledge of how humans lived for most of our time on earth – sustainably, and with equality for all regardless of gender, age, or ability.

The show will run from Saturday, March 25th, 2017 through Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 in the Gallery at Atlas Studios.

For questions, please contact Katrin Redfern / 929.264.9300.