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.
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.]
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