A Day in the Life of Africa

A Day in the Life of Africa

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by David Elliot Cohen, Lee Liberman
     
 
This epic collection is a one-day digital snapshot of the entire African continent. One hundred of the world's top photojournalists, including James Nachtwey and Sebastiao Salgado, trek to 53 nations shooting 250 striking images from Cairo to the Cape of Good Hope. Photographs ranging from Namibia's San bushmen to the hip Lagos music scene capture a rich tapestry of

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This epic collection is a one-day digital snapshot of the entire African continent. One hundred of the world's top photojournalists, including James Nachtwey and Sebastiao Salgado, trek to 53 nations shooting 250 striking images from Cairo to the Cape of Good Hope. Photographs ranging from Namibia's San bushmen to the hip Lagos music scene capture a rich tapestry of African life lived on a single day. All publishing profits from the book will be used to fund AIDS education programs in Africa. Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Introduction by Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971802100
Publisher:
Tides Foundation
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Series:
A Day in the Life of Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 12.90(h) x 1.02(d)

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A Day in the Life of Africa 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has opened another page for me about Africa,the Author has captured real life, and it was so enlighting,and educational.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully assembled book. I feel like I have learned so much about Africa and some of its people. The photographers have done a great job. I went to Book Passage, a book store in Cort Madera and saw the photos there. The back jacket flap on the book gives the URL to see/buy all the photos.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coming from Nigeria, West Africa I was curious about this book and expecting to see the same pictures I see here in America. Africa portrayed as 1 big jungle. It was refreshing to see Africa as it truly is, a very diverse continent, with deserts, mountains, safari, cities the good and the bad. Like most Africans, we go to Europe and America on vacation, after seeing the pictures in this book; my next vacation is to tour my own continent... Africa.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautiful and full of life. The photographs are so wonderful they leave you fascinated with the depth of Africa. It is even better that ALL of the profits go to AIDS education in Africa!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It warms my heart to see the beautiful depiction of my homeland in the pages of this book. Africa is too often portrayed in a negative light, and this is a great opportunity for people to see other aspects of the continent that they would not otherwise be exposed to. The Western world has long ignored the AIDS epidemic in Africa, but it's time that we all start doing the little we can to address the problem. Tell everyone you know to support the effort.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome - it shows the variety of Africa's landscapes and ways of life. It is sad how many people don't know (or care to know) about the African continent. I commend the photographers who took these photos, and I highly recommend this book to anybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is delightfully well done- and to all those who profess themselves to be African Americans, you should read it and support your heritage country and its plight with AIDS. Great photography- a shame more people are not interested in this pictorial book of life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine bought me this book, since I'm going traveling in Africa this winter - its really gorgeous photography and interesting info. I especially like that they are giving their profits to AIDS education in Africa - very cool.