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Don McCullin in Africa
     

Don McCullin in Africa

by Don McCullin
 

Don McCullin is one of the great photojournalists of our times. In recent years, his travels have taken him to some of the world’s remotest regions, and his skill and empathy have gained him access to tribes on the edge of civilization. Over the last two years, he has traveled from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to the valley of the Omo River leading to the border

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Don McCullin is one of the great photojournalists of our times. In recent years, his travels have taken him to some of the world’s remotest regions, and his skill and empathy have gained him access to tribes on the edge of civilization. Over the last two years, he has traveled from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to the valley of the Omo River leading to the border with Sudan. There he entered the tribal lands of the Suma, the Gheleb, the Bume, the Erbore, the Bene, the Bodi, the Karo, the Hamar, and the Mursi. Beyond dignity, there is a heroic aspect to his subjects; we, the viewers, can be amazed by their strength and beauty, and all the more so because McCullin’s compassionate artistry enables us to understand their vulnerability.

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“This stunningly produced book reminds us that Don McCullin was the greatest British photographer of the 20th century…You turn page after page of his piercing images open-mouthed…this book is worth every penny.” —The Independent

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Every page of McCullin's book brings a shock of pleasure.
Library Journal
McCullin (India) is a British photojournalist who has been taking exceptional pictures of people and conflicts since the 1950s. In 2003-04 he photographed the people of the Omo River basin in Ethiopia, near the Sudanese border. His fascination with the people of this region has resulted in a body of portraits of great richness, passion, and accomplishment. These group and individual portraits are especially eloquent in describing the tribe people's clothing, jewelry (in particular the fantastic adornments the women wear), and faces. Despite this wealth of surface detail, however, understanding who these people are by way of the photographs alone is prevented by the medium of photography itself-its amazing ability to describe but limited ability to explain. Included is a short essay by the photographer sketching some brief facts of the Omo River Basin tribes. For libraries collecting art, photography, and anthropology titles.-Michael Dashkin, Qualcomm, San Diego Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780224075145
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
11.60(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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