Thursday, March 1, 2012

Osa Johnson

Osa Johnson with beret
In the first half of the 20th century an American couple from Kansas named Martin and Osa Johnson captured the public's imagination through their films and books of adventure in exotic, far-away lands...Photographers, explorers, naturalists and authors, Martin and Osa studied the wildlife and peoples of East and Central Africa, the South Pacific Islands and British North Borneo...They explored then unknown lands and brought back knowledge of cultures thousands of miles away through their films, writings and lectures. 
From 1917-1936, the Johnsons set up camp in some of the most remote areas of the world and provided an unmatched photographic record of the wildernesses of Kenya, the Congo, British North Borneo and the Solomon and New Hebrides Islands...Their equipment was the most advanced motion pictures apparatus of the day, some of it designed by Martin Johnson himself.

1 comment:

  1. I have the large book Titled I MARRIED ADVENTURE copyright 1940 by Osa Johnson with a zebra cover design. It's a very interesting history of Martin's and Osa's lives with many pictures of their travels. Great reading!