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Category: Photography / Subjects & Themes / Portraits
Publisher: Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.
Release Date: 04/01/2002
Synopsis: Wilfred Thesigers photography career started during a hunting expedition to Ethiopia at age twenty. Three years later he returned to explore the Awash River and photograph the ferocious Danakil, who were reputed to mutilate any traveler they encountered. In the Sudan he photographed the Muslim tribes in Northern Darfur, pagan Nuer in the Western Nile swamps, and magnificent Nuba wrestlers.The visual drama of Arabias deserts was the backdrop to Thesigers emergence as a master of the portrait. In that harsh environment he captures the striking faces of Bedu companions posing unselfconsciously for his camera. In contrast, tranquil images of reeds, lagoons, and waterways characterize his matchless portraits of the Marsh Arabs of Iraq, whose way of life has now completely disappeared. Subsequent journeys took him to remote areas of Kurdistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, and finally to northern Kenya, where he lived for many years.This book is the summation of a unique and magnificent career. Duotone photographs.
Height: 0.79 inches
Width: 9.0 inches
Length: 11.5 inches
Weight: 38.98 oz