Photographer Bourseiller embarked on the first truly comprehensive photographic explorations of this enormous territory. Here in 200 compelling images ranging from the white sands of Arguin to the colourful baks of the Niger river, the rock paintings of Tassili to the lakes of Ennedi, Bourseiller communicates his powerful experience of the desert.
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Philippe Bourseiller undertook six annual expeditions to the Sahara for four years, eventually compiling an enormous monograph of images of the world's biggest desert. A regular contributor to magazines and books and the photographer of Abrams' Volcanoes, he has been awarded the prestigious World Press Prize five times.From Publishers Weekly:
Award-winning photojournalist Bourseiller, who spent four years documenting the Sahara Desert, collects the best of his photographs in this huge coffee-table book. Besides the expected shots of sand, sand and more sand—which are gorgeous in scope and detail despite their ubiquity—there are a surprising number featuring sparkling water and lush marshes. The book's fold-out map reveals that the Sahara is dotted with oases and springs and borders oceans, rivers and lakes. Still, water is a precious commodity in the desert, and Bourseiller reveals both its value and its scarcity in the lives of the desert's human inhabitants. Images of fish traps, sailboats, rice paddies and lapping waves contrast sharply with rocky outcroppings, dune seas, camels and veiled nomads. The photographs, organized into chapters with short introductions written by six of Bourseiller's scientist, geographer and journalist peers, usually spill across two vivid, glossy pages. While Westerners may think of the Sahara as the archetypal desert, an untracked wasteland of sand, Bourseiller shows it both as an unforgiving environment and as a beautiful place that stretches across four million square miles and 10 countries and encompasses ancient fortresses, hardy plants, thriving fishing villages, green farm fields and endless starry skies.
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