Living Africa in Words and Images

05 Aug Living Africa in Words and Images

Africa is a favorite subject for coffeetable tomes, but I have rarely come across as compelling a package of photographs and essays as Living Africa, by Steve Bloom.

Living Africa by Steve Bloom

In more than 200 photographs, South African-born Bloom showcases a mind-expanding spectrum of African landscape, wildlife, and humanity. He has a gift for making us re-see the familiar from an unfamiliar perspective — a hippo attacking a wildebeest, lions fighting, a man feeding a hyena.
His portraits—from bright-painted Wodaabe tribesmen in Niger to head-lamped Mozambican miners to lip-plated Suri women in Ethiopia — are especially stunning.

Beyond their art and eloquence, Bloom’s essays and images are graced with extraordinary passion and compassion. They brought me back to previous African adventures — and inspired the desire to explore the continent even more.

[Living Africa; photographs and essays by Steve Bloom; published by Thames & Hudson; hardcover; 336 pages; $75.]

If you’re inspired to explore the African continent, consider one of these Adventure Collection member African safaris and tours:

Best of Zambia and Botswana Safari | Bushtracks

Conquering the Incomparable Kilimanjaro | Micato

Dunes & Wildlife of Namibia | GeoEx

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Don George
Don George is the Adventure Collection’s Web Editor in Chief. A highly respected and pioneering travel journalist for more than three decades, Don is the author of "The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George," and of "Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing." Don is currently Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler and Special Features Editor for BBC Travel. He has also been Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications, Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, and founder and editor of’s travel site, Wanderlust. In addition to authoring two books, Don has edited ten literary travel anthologies, including “The Kindness of Strangers,” “An Innocent Abroad," and "Better Than Fiction." He has won numerous awards for his writing and editing, and he speaks, teaches, and consults at campuses, conferences, and corporations around the world.
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