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What is Africa? Hoping to discover the answer to this question led photographer Stefan Schutz to travel 60,000 kilometers through the continent. The resulting photos are in a style never seen before: simple and intense. Photos full of dignity and beauty that clearly show a respectful camera distance despite the closeness of the shot. In 320 pages ‘A view of Africa’ presents over 250 photographs of spectacular scenes far from the beaten path normally traveled by tourists, the people of Africa, the animals, and the landscape from 20 African states. The book provides a unique kaleidoscope of this multifaceted continent. The photos show the interplay between the different customs, cultures, traditions, and the varying connections to nature.
Africa – a continent made up of innumerable cultures. Despite this, the photographer is successful in portraying unique insight into African life. Through the photographs you participate in everyday life in a village, experience corn stamping women and dozing men, the burial of a great healer including the accompanying skit that parodies him, and then share in the joy expressed by women brewing beer. Africa – the continent of impressive landscapes. Through his amazing pictures, the photographer is able to capture and share the grandeur of the African landscape, allowing you to feel the heat of the Sahels, dive into the meditative stillness of the Namib Desert during a full moon, and experience being engulfed by a sandstorm in Gizeh.
Included as an added bonus on the inside cover, is the personal story of the trip by the authors.
You can order pictures from the book from the on-line gallery at www.gllry.com
Views of Africa
Stefan Schutz (photographer), Kristina Kompel-Schutz (co-author), Uwe Gesierich (co-author)
320 pages, Size 30.5 x 30.5 cm Over 250 photographs, Hardcover with protective sleeve
h.f.ullmann Verlag Potsdam 2009 EUR 29,90