Wilfred Thesiger's 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 Arabia's deserts was the backdrop to Thesiger's 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. Duotone photographs
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Book Description Norton, 2001, 2001. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G1860630944I3N00
Book Description Motivate Publishing, Dubai, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; gift inscription on front end paper; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; well illustrated with Mr. Thesiger's black and white photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 007405