Author: Hans Silvester
Publisher: Hubsta Ltd
Release Date: 2009-03-24
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.
Author: Hans Silvester
Release Date: 2008-03-25
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.
Author: Carol Beckwith
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2009-01
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.
Author: John Gillow
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2003-09-01
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.
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.
Author: Bloom Steve
Release Date: 2008-12-15
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.
Author: Elizabeth L. Gilbert
Publisher: Abrams Books
Release Date: 2007-09-01
"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.
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.
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.
"In the second half of the nineteenth century, the influence of missionaries, traders and immigrants in what became German South-West Africa led to the adoption by the Herero of the European dress of the day: floor-length gowns, Western-style suits and hats, and military uniforms. Following the terrible German-Herero war of 1904-08 and the end of German colonial rule in 1915, the dresses and uniforms - including those of killed or departed German soldiers - became central to the rebuilding of Herero cultural identity. In Conflict and Costume, acclaimed photographer Jim Naughten captures the colourful Herero attire in a series of spectacular portraits set against the Namibian landscape." -- Inside dust jacket.
An international favorite since its original publication in Spring 1994, this collection of enthralling, full-color photos portrays an array of serendipitous and thoroughly charming cats against a backdrop of the beautiful Greek Isles. This volume combines the romantic beauty of the Mediterranean and the delightful behavior of felines.
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)