Title: RAMADAN MOON/A CAMEL FOR THE SON - Rare ...
Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2001
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 163 pages. Published in 2001. Collection of black-and-white photographs. One of Fazal Sheikh's finest achievements. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as hardcover originals only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Fazal Sheikh: Regular-sized, two-volume-set format. Black pictorial hard boards with red titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Fazal Sheikh. Pamphlet inserted in each of the volumes. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Fazal Sheikh's photographic set: "Ramadan Moon" is a timeless and poetic evocation of one woman's plight. It draws together passages from the Koran about the holy month of Ramadan with Seynab, the protagonist, and her memories of Mogadishu before the war, the story of her flight to The Netherlands in search of asylum, and the history of the Dutch treatment of Somali asylum seekers. "A Camel for the Son" is classic photo-journalism and stems from Fazal Sheikh's decade-long engagement with the Somali refugee communities living in Kenya's northeastern desert. It follows the refugees from their arrival in Kenya during the outbreak of civil war in 1991 to the present, measuring the cost of war as witnessed by a generation of children raised in exile. Fazal Sheikh bridges the gap between the First World and the Third World, fostering a greater awareness and understanding that honors the Somali women as individuals who assert themselves and persevere in the face of great obstacles. The images and testimonials urge us not to forget that these people exist, even as world attention shifts away from their plight. Fazal Sheikh's unique contribution to "concerned photography" is his insistence that each so-called refugee be treated as a specific individual if we are to understand his or her suffering in all its enormity. His point is that ultimately, each of us, often without realizing it, lives in this world as a refugee. An absolute "must-have" title for Fazal Sheikh collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page of "A Camel for the Son" by Fazal Sheikh. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER FAZAL SHEIKH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0970761309. Bookseller Inventory # 3085
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