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Artist-photographer Follmi offers an incredible look at the stunning range of colors and textures of the life, people, and terrain of Africa. On a seven-month sojourn through Africa, Follmi visited Senegal, Namibia, Mali, Ethiopia, and other nations. Along with a photographer's artistic eye, his appreciation of the peoples and culture apparently granted Follmi access to some people whose culture is suspicious of photography. He records the splendor of everyday life and the crises of a continent challenged by poverty. Among the images: beautiful Himba women, with skin and hair adorned with ocher; women in a bridal party dressed in colorful cloth in Burkina Faso; elephants and leopards in the Ethosha National Park of Namibia; the waterfalls of Epupa and the Kalahari Desert of Namibia; the majesty of a cattle herder with outstretched arms; and the vibrancy of a marketplace in Mali. Follmi juxtaposes the striped headdress of a man with the stripes of zebra, the smooth bottoms of young children and the rough skin of an elephant, barrenness and verdant terrain. A gorgeous book. Vanessa Bush ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 081094832X, Hardcover)

Those of us who have never had the privilege of visiting Africa can take solace in this splendid pictorial journey across the immense and magnificent continent, courtesy of photographer Olivier Föllmi. A worthy companion to Föllmi’s lovely Offerings for Humanity series, which celebrates the day-to-day spirituality of an entire continent throughout the year, Africa follows India and Homage to the Himalayas in assembling the lensman’s most spectacular pictures of this rich and diverse land. From the deserts of Namibia to the savannah of Cameroon, from the Himba shepherds to the Peul nomads, this moving collection of 200 images takes readers on a voyage of discovery through the heart of African life and thought, revealing a mosaic of cultures and peoples with beauty and depth.

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From the deserts of Namibia to the savannah of Cameroon, from the Himba shepherds to the Peul nomads, this moving collection of 200 images takes readers on a voyage of discovery through the heart of African life and thought, revealing a mosaic of cultures and peoples with beauty and depth.… (more)

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