The scene of tribal conflicts and guerrilla incursions, Ethiopia's Omo Valley is also home to fascinating rites and traditions that have survived for thousands of years. The nomadic people who inhabit the valley share a gift for body painting and elaborate adornments borrowed from nature, and Hans Silvester has captured the results in a series of photographs made over the course of numerous trips.
Dramatic photographs of the nomads of Ethiopia's Omo Valley illuminate their use of elaborate body painting and nature-inspired adornments, in a volume that offers insight into how the Omo spontaneously adapt their body ornaments to emulate natural-world changes.
Presents a selection of full-color photographs from across Africa, covering topics including sense of place, the joy of being, inner journeys, patterns of beauty, rhythm from within, and capacity to endure.
A lavishly illustrated global exploration of the vast array of styles and most significant practitioners of tattoo from ancient times to today
Showcases the diverse population now living in a newly formed Ethiopian village through portraits of its citizens through a house's red window.
African Elegance captures the essence of traditional style as it is reflected in the arts and crafts of the continent. From elaborate beaded jewelry to beautifully carved wooden vessels, author Ettagale Blauer provides a superb visual record of the ways in which African people continue to make powerful statements about their cultures, their values, and their place in the world. Book jacket.
Omo Valley's tribes are under serious threat now the the Gibe III's Hydroelectric Dam been completed and could be a potential disaster for all inhabitants. Ingetje Tadros occupies a unique place in the world of social documentary photography, capturing the triumphs, tragedy and diversity of people's lives through her intuitive storytelling.
Complemented by more than five hundred full-color illustrations and photographs, this beautifully illustrated study provides an authoritative survey of African textile arts--rugs, tapestries, garments, and other weavings--from across the continent, exploring the traditional hand-crafted textiles of each region of Africa, the textile history and traditions within geographic areas, and techniques, patterns, materials, and dyes.
Explores the wide range of body painting and adornment across the African continent, from henna art by Swahili brides in East Africa to the facial tattooing of the Wodaabe nomads of Niger.
"Tribes of the Great Rift Valley" is a celebration of the traditional peoples who occupy the lands of the Great Rift Valley, from the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Eritrea, across the Ethiopian highlands, and down to the great lakes and plains of Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. Here are the proud, majestic warriors of the Maasai and Samburu, the Mursi with their jutting lip-plates, the guinea-fowl-painted faces of the Karo, the bull jumpers of the Hamar, and the honey seekers of the forests, the Batwa, among many other tribes. These fascinating peoples of the Rift Valley are remarkably diverse, yet sadly, nearly all of these communities face extinction in the near future due to Western influence. Elizabeth Gilberts glorious black-and-white photography accompanied by her thoughtful, engaging text, offers sweeping views of this magnificent and sometimes harsh landscape and its peoples. Thought-provoking and remarkable, "Tribes of the Great Rift Valley" is a time capsule, perhaps even the last record, of age-old traditions and a way of life that will almost certainly soon vanish from our planet.
This magnificent photographic survey is a personal tour through the length and breadth of Africa by one of the worlds leading nature and wildlife photographers. Steve Bloom achieves here a truly breathtaking intimacy not only with the continents extraordinary animal life and natural environment but also with its diverse peoples. His remit is staggeringly comprehensive: landscapes from desert to jungle, wildlife from insect to great game, and human life from remote tribal village to teeming metropolis. In a series of essays, Bloom combines vivid personal experience with a passionate articulation of the challenges faced by Africas people and environment in the 21st century. Everywhere is apparent his deep affection and affinity for the continent where he grew up, and to which he has felt compelled to return throughout his life. This luxury boxed gift edition of Living Africa features a limited edition Leopard print.
This is a collection of photographs of dogs of the Greek islands. All shapes and sizes, they bound along jetties, gambol on sandy beaches and play with - or more often chase - Hans Silvester's previous muses, cats.
Presents a remarkable array of more than 150 full-color photographs of Greek domestic cats in action, leaping in the air, grooming, playing, hunting, and just lounging around. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
A collection of eighty-nine full-color photographs from the widely-praised best-seller African Ceremonies offers images from across the African continent, capturing the traditions of rites of passages, including births, marriages, and deaths, along with seasonal rituals and religious ceremonies. Original. 20,000 first printing.
This is a small format edition of the global bestseller that showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they--and we--hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson's large-plate field camera captures every intricate detail and fine nuance for posterity. What's more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world's most pristine landscapes. English/German/French edition.
December 7, 2010 - January 8, 2011
An insight into the intricacies of contemporary fashion in four African cities. From couture to street style, from luxury to thrifting, this publication provides a shapshot of some of Africa's most exciting contemporary fashion scenes in Nairobi (Kenya), Casablanca (Morocco), Lagos (Nigeria) and Johannesburg (South Africa)
For anyone interested in primitive cultures and field photography as high art, this stunning volume by Gianni Giansanti, the renowned author of Vanishing Africa, provides an exceedingly intimate and sympathetic portrait of indigenous peoples in their most purposeful aspect. Trekking ever deeper into the mysterious heart of undocumented—and endangered—aboriginal Africa, the birthplace of humanity, Giansanti captures the extraordinary masks, plumage, and adornment used by warriors in the remotest regions to invoke martial magic. Each photo is a masterpiece of abstract art that demonstrates how the natives use their bodies as canvases, painting their scarified flesh with pigments made from powdered volcanic rock and adorning themselves with flowers, leaves, grasses, shells, and animal horns. Giansanti employs virtuoso techniques of chiaroscuro, stark contrasts of texture and color, and jarring juxtapositions of the primordial and the modern to produce a rare and surreal glimpse into an eerily exotic and timeless way of life.
Each year, throughout Europe, from Scotland to Bulgaria, from Finland to Italy, from Portugal to Greece via France, Switzerland and Germany, people literally put themselves into the skin of the 'savage', in masquerades that stretch back centuries. By becoming a bear, a goat, a stag or a wild boar, a man of straw, a devil or a monster with jaws of steel, these people celebrate the cycle of life and of the seasons. Work on this project took photographer Charles Freger to eighteen European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man.