Living Africa

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A remarkable, intimate, one-of-a-kind visual document of the people, places, and wildlife of Africa today.In his new book, Steve Bloom expresses, as no photographer has ever done, the essence and the diversity of this gigantic continent. From the tallest sand dunes in the world in the Namibian desert to the lush green wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta, from the swirling markets of Zanzibar to the windswept rocks and gullies of South Africa's Table Mountain, he captures the colors and cultures of Africa ...

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Overview

A remarkable, intimate, one-of-a-kind visual document of the people, places, and wildlife of Africa today.In his new book, Steve Bloom expresses, as no photographer has ever done, the essence and the diversity of this gigantic continent. From the tallest sand dunes in the world in the Namibian desert to the lush green wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta, from the swirling markets of Zanzibar to the windswept rocks and gullies of South Africa's Table Mountain, he captures the colors and cultures of Africa today.More than 200 photographs of Africa's peoples and wildlife perfectly encapsulate the vibrancy of tribal traditions and the beauty of the landscape. Here are Monzambican miners who endure harsh working conditions nearly two miles underground; Ndebele women running community workshops; Surma and Mursi women with giant plates in their lips, a custom that dates back to slave-trade days when tribes would mutilate themselves in order to be left alone; and many others across the continent, north, south, east, and west.Alongside these stories of human fortitude and stamina, there are awe-inspiring photographs of African wildlife: cheetahs, their coats a blur of color against the sun-bleached background; the vast flocks of birds scattered across bright blue skies; and herds of zebras gathered in the African moonlight.Best-selling author and photographer Steve Bloom grew up in South Africa and is one of the world's leading photographers of nature and wildlife. He lives in London.

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Boston Herald
“[Bloom’s] photographs are intimate and touching and often surreal… and you will revel in their magic.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500514276
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 9/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 950,212
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 13.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Bloom is a highly regarded natural-history photographer. He has published many titles with Thames & Hudson for both adults and children.

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Table of Contents

Introduction My Africa 6

Living Africa: The Photographs 12

The New Day 72

In the Omo Valley 110

Struggle for Survival 160

African Journey 208

In Search of Tranquillity 234

The Gold Mine and Cities 266

Eventide 306

Picture Commentaries 324

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